| May 16, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Have questions about space and the James Webb Space Telescope? John Mather, a Nobel laureate and scientist working on the telescope, will answer them on Twitter tomorrow.
The telescope is slated for a 2018 launch and is seeking to find the first galaxies...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Visitors to the Maryland Science Center's "SpaceLink" exhibit had an extra source to answer questions about Mars rover Curiosity on Monday -- a scientist who helped develop one of its instruments.
Jennifer Stern, a space research scientist at the NASA...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Half a century ago, a nearby cluster of stars appeared to astronomers as a single glowing ball of gas.
As recently as 15 years ago, scientists realized it was in fact a cluster of stars but were convinced they all must have formed at the same time and...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Teachers do not teach for the money; they teach for the love of learning and for making a difference in the life of a child. When one is recognized for excellence, it is an added bonus and a pleasant surprise. Such is the case with Marcella Upshur-Dudley,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The Earth Observatory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt has pulled together an animation of the outbreak of tornadoes that swarmed across the eastern half of the country Friday.
Above, you can see a still image pulled from the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:21 PM
North County High School senior Ashely Lim didn't intend to turn the school's hallways into her own virtual art exhibition. But there on a wall in the school's physical education area is a testament to her creativity, a colorfully painted sports mural she...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 5:11 AM
NASA is warning of a large solar flare expected to impact Earth on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, potentially disturbing radio communication, GPS and power grids.
A phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 3:06 PM
A Windsor Mill man, a former NASA employee, has pleaded guilty in Delaware federal court to buying more than a million dollars' worth of pirated software from black-market Chinese vendors who themselves were indicted Wednesday in federal court in...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Space Exploration Technologies is vying to be the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, and its mission got off to a successful start with a launch this morning.
A Dragon spacecraft launched from the company's...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Get outside Wednesday and Thursday nights for chances to view the International Space Station fly over the region.
Wednesday, the spacecraft will appear as a bright, swiftly moving light on the northwest horizon just before 9:44 p.m. It will move three-...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:45 PM
On the long journey that led to four space shuttle missions with NASA, Don Thomas faced a litany of rejections and doubts before finally being accepted into the astronaut program.
These days, he has no intention of adding to his 1,000 hours in space....