| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:12 AM
There are three prime opportunities to see the International Space Station fly over Baltimore over the next week. For those who saw its last pass-over in October, the show should be just as spectacular.
In each case, look for a bright light more...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Baltimore is Monday's photo of the day on NASA's Earth Observatory website, giving a glimpse of Charm City by night as seen from space.
You can see the photo above, or check out a larger original version as well as an annotated copy on NASA's website....
| Dec 1, 2012
Room 110 of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy bears a special name on the placard outside: Rocket Room.
Inside, tiny screws, metal clamps, screwdrivers, power drills and colored zip ties cover tables and shelves, the...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Scientists, including members of two Maryland-based teams, believe they have found ice inside craters near Mercury's poles, a discovery they say could reveal more about the "building blocks" for life on other planets.
Though the small planet is closest...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has been taking the Glenn L. Martin Company rocket age history on the road to Harford County. Thanks to support from the Dresher Foundation, the museum is offering its outreach STEM education program "From Sand...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A commercial rocket launch that was scheduled for Wednesday but aborted has been pushed to Friday, at the earliest.
The next attempt is "tentatively" set for Friday, assuming that issues forcing the delay are resolved, according to Orbital Sciences...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Spot the International Space Station moving across the night sky this week. Chances arise the next three nights, but the best viewing opportunity Wednesday is possible to coincide with rain and thunderstorms.
Look tonight at 8:59 p.m., Tuesday at 9:45...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what space scientists called potentially the "comet of the century", Comet ISON, as it speeds toward Earth at 47,000 mph.
The comet, technically known as C/2012 S1, will pass within 1.1 million miles of Earth...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:22 PM
The Maryland-led EPOXI mission to Comet Hartley 2 has downloaded the first close-up images of the comet's icy nucleus, and the 4-billion-year-old object looks pretty much like a peanut. Or maybe a bowling pin.Snapped just after 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, the.....
| Nov 14, 2010
| 4:22 AM
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! Clear skies tonight should give us a great view of the International Space Station as it cruises directly over Baltimore just before dinner. Look for a bright, star-like object rising above the northwest horizon...