| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:12 AM
NASA fans got an eyeful Sunday as the Antares rocket successfully vaulted a cargo spacecraft toward the International Space Station.
Orbital Science Corp.'s booster blasted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Eastern Shore at 12:52 p.m....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Cockeysville native and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore with his Twitter followers Monday, the latest in a string of interesting perspectives he has shared.
"Nice to fly over my hometown #Baltimore. Camden...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:56 AM
A rocket carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, and should be visible across the mid-Atlantic.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is slated to launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 1:40 p.m. from...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission.
Christen McWithey is 19 years old.
McWithey, who just...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:39 PM
A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:30 AM
If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In a recent commentary published in The Sun, Morgan State University President David Wilson described in glowing terms a multimillion-dollar NASA grant his institution won three years ago to conduct advanced climate and Earth sciences research. Mr. Wilson...
| Jul 3, 2014
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| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year.
In a letter to...
| Jun 22, 2014
Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side.
He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:32 PM
When a Virgin Galactic plane designed for space tourism eventually launches, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory experiment studying magnetic activity will be on board.
The lab's Electronic Field Measurements instrument will be among a dozen...