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  • Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore

    Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore
    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...
  • Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon

    Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon
    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...
  • Arundel student shoots for the moon in NASA's Mars challenge

    Mike Melzer grew up reading popular science books and enjoyed mathematical subjects, but he had only a slight interest in astronomy. But when the Anne Arundel Community College student heard about NASA's National Community College Aerospace Scholars...
  • Cockeysville native launching to International Space Station this month

    Cockeysville native launching to International Space Station this month
    Navy Cmdr. Reid Wiseman spent 21/2 years preparing to travel 220 miles above Earth's surface, live six months in cramped quarters and walk in space. That doesn't mean he isn't a little scared. "There are moments when the adrenaline just crushes you,"...
  • 'Glee' season finale recap, 'The Untitled Rachel Berry Project'

    'Glee' season finale recap, 'The Untitled Rachel Berry Project'
    Hmmmmm ... you call that a season finale? Ryan Murphy alluded to something big happening in this episode that would forever alter the lives of this group of friends and would be the central focus of Season 6. Naturally, I’m hoping for some...
  • Meteor shower a bust; 'models were clearly wrong'

    Meteor shower a bust; 'models were clearly wrong'
    A predicted "storm" of meteors overnight turned out to be mostly a bust, though some in the Midwest U.S. got a better glimpse of the shower than in the mid-Atlantic. The Earth was expected to pass through a debris trail left behind a comet that was...
  • Patterson High students participate in White House science fair

    Patterson High students participate in White House science fair
    Countless famous footsteps have crossed the White House's entrance hall, but on Tuesday, some of the country's top science and technology dignitaries had to dodge a hovercraft made of foam and a paper bowl whizzing across the shiny pink-and-white marble....
  • Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station

    Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station
    A few minutes after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman officially left the Earth to cheers at his high school alma mater. The distinction of "going to space" isn't technically earned until one is 50 miles above the Earth's surface,...
  • Hopkins APL magnetic field research picked for Virgin Galactic flight

    Hopkins APL magnetic field research picked for Virgin Galactic flight
    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...
  • Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors

    Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors
    The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966. "The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the...
  • Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal

    Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal
    Orbital Sciences Corp. and Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Tuesday that they plan to merge in a $5 billion deal, creating a new aerospace and defense company called Orbital ATK Inc. that will employ 4,000 people in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The top...
  • Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task

    Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task
    At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center last month, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and space agency Administrator Charles Bolden stressed the importance of maintaining budget support for the James Webb Space Telescope, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch....