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The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship. Naval Academy professor Ken Reightler leads the...
Description: Unusual proteins within microbes allow the organisms to survive in cold and salty conditions in Antarctica, and could in theory help support life on Mars as well, according to NASA-funded study at the University of Maryland School of...
Dennis H. McGinley Jr., a retired electrical engineer and model railroad enthusiast, died Tuesday of heart disease at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 73. The son of a Jersey Central Railroad yardmaster and a factory worker, Dennis Hayden McGinley Jr....
If you have been furloughed as a result of the government sequester, Beltway Plaza Mall has a suggestion on how to spend you time off. Starting today and running through April 29th, the Greenbelt mall is offering furloughed workers the chance to see a...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported this week that ancient rocks on Mars analyzed by its Curiosity rover, which landed on the Red Planet in August, show that what is today a barren and inhospitable environment might well have...
Fresh off close brushes with a comet and an asteroid last month, the planet is up for a close view of the Comet PANSTARRS as it passes by Earth. It could be visible with the naked eye or at least with binoculars. Such an opportunity arises only about...
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman on Tuesday named a former colleague to replace the county's information and technology chief. Rick Durkee of Davidsonville, an IT contractor with NASA —who was chief operating officer of Matrics Inc., a...
"Who here is from Mars?" was one of the first questions asked by Donald Thomas, director of the Willard Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University, to the nearly 150 folks young and old who were at Harford Day School for Tuesday...
The sun has spewed a pair of solar particle blasts toward three NASA unmanned spacecraft in recent days -- including one on a University of Maryland-led mission. But the risk of electronic malfunctioning is expected to be low and no impact on Earth is...
Several chances for early-morning sightings of the International Space Station will arise over the next week in Maryland. In each case, the space station appears brighter than a star but much further than a plane, zipping across the dark sky, so long as...
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There are about to be 830,000 barrels of the dirtiest, most inefficient oil piped clear through our country from Canada, straight over an active seismic earthquake zone, through Native American reservations, and all the way to Texas via the Keystone XL...
"I flew a mother and two young daughters, probably 4 and 7 years old, and as we took off I heard this shrieking from the back of the plane," said Lin Caywood, a 12-year pilot. A mother and recent grandmother herself, Caywood thought the kids were upset...
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