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  • Wallops Minotaur launch seen from Hampden

     
    Just back from vacation and found this photo in my inbox. William "Bear" Stifler, who has captured lots of striking weather images from his place in Hampden, went out last Wednesday to try to capture the Minotaur launch.It worked. From......
  • Low-level NASA flights today

     
    NASA officials say they expect to be flying their P-3B Orion over Central Maryland today (Tuesday), part of their July air-pollution sampling campaign. The notice says the four-engine turbo-prop will be in the skies over the Baltimore-Washington region...
  • Wow! Atlantis rocket-cam shots from NASA

     
    The sky is my beat, so here's some video from NASA shot from several cameras mounted on Atlantis during this week's historic final shuttle launch. It's a spectacular view we don't often get to see. ......
  • NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrives at Vesta

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Earthlings today reach out to yet another member of our solar system’s family. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft today slips into orbit around the asteroid Vesta. As wide as Arizona, Vesta is the second-biggest object in the...
  • Space Station on a celestial tour Monday morning

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! The last shuttle has landed, but the International Space Station sails on. If you’re up early Monday morning, and the weather cooperates, you’ll get a nice view of the ISS as it flies past bright......
  • NASA prepares for new mission to Jupiter

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:A week from tooday, NASA will try to launch a new mission to the planet Jupiter, now bright in the pre-dawn sky. The spacecraft, named Juno after the wife of Jupiter in Roman mythology, will reach the......
  • New photo technique reveals rocket plumes

     
    Anyone who has witnessed the launch of the space shuttles can't help being impressed by the blinding brilliance of the craft's rocket plumes. The three liquid-fueled main engines and the two solid fuel boosters produce a flame that is almost......
  • Last Endeavour crew to speak Thurs. at Hopkins

     
    The last NASA crew to fly the space shuttle Endeavour will speak at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.Astronauts scheduled to participate include Commander........
  • Solar storm smacks Earth; aurora possible

     
    The biggest solar eruptions to date of the current solar cycle have crossed the solar system and smacked into the Earth's magnetic field on Friday afternoon. The collision of solar particles with the Earth's atmosphere could trigger the aurora borealis,...
  • NASA's Juno spacecraft en route to Jupiter

     
    NASA's newest planetary mission, Juno, has launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is reported in good shape as it begins its five-year journey to Jupiter. Juno's goal is to study the solar system's largest planet and learn......
  • Int'l Space Station over Baltimore this evening

     
    If the clouds hold off this evening, we should get a nice look at the International Space Station as it cruises by north and west of Baltimore.If you want to see a 100 billion of your tax dollars in motion, look......
  • One comet a future threat, another is not

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Comets in the news: U.S. astronomer and comet tracker Peter Jenniskens says meteors in an unexpected shower last February may have been debris from an unknown, long-period comet. Also unknown is whether the comet has already...