| May 24, 2014
| 8:22 AM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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....
| May 28, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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.
| May 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:05 PM
An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet.
The asteroid is known as 2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Despite all the opinions I have read recently, I was still stunned by the anti-marijuana-legalization screed in your paper arguing we should continue marijuana prohibition because alcohol prohibition was so successful ("Supporters of marijuana...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Joseph Decatur Barksdale, who went from the cotton fields of Mississippi where his family was sharecropping to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he oversaw the information technology department, died March 15 at his home in Laurel from...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Dan Rodricks has done it again ("With Democrats like these, who needs GOP?" March 27). He just hates the people who have done the most for the country and have been paid properly for doing so. Now, he can't stand the thought of those people being able...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mars will appear at its biggest and brightest in the night sky this week as it aligns with the Earth and sun on Tuesday.
The red planet reaches what is known as opposition Tuesday, when it and the sun are on directly opposite sides of the Earth. That...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:16 AM
The difference between Pete Lloyd and other dads who offered to umpire their sons' Arbutus Little League games in 1969 is that the other guys knew when to quit.
He's still going strong 45 years later, volunteering to umpire games for Little...