| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry.
Maryland is among 24 states vying...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:47 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park plans to announce Tuesday the receipt of a software grant valued at $750 million from a division of Siemens Corp. — the largest donation of its kind for both the electrical engineering giant and the state's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As Baltimore area natives who retired to Chincoteague in 2006, we have a first-hand view not just of the launches but of the development of the various programs, infrastructure, policies and commercial by-products related to NASA's Wallops Research...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This week, a commercial "freighter" rocket that began its journey into space last Wednesday about 35 miles south of Ocean City is due to dock with the International Space Station, delivering 1,300 pounds of cargo. It will eventually be loaded up with...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Once a week, scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park and NASA aimed satellites across the solar system to where they figured the spacecraft known as Deep Impact would have drifted since seven days earlier.
They would ping it for its...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
| Nov 11, 2013
Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr., a retired electronics engineer who survived the nearly ill-fated assault on Italy's Mount Belvedere during World War II, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88.
The son of a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Elkridge has lost its most beloved centenarian. On Sunday, Oct. 6, Stanley J. Marc, 101, of Elkridge, died.
He was mostly referred to as Pop or Uncle James, as his immediate family, extended family and all the "friends like family" were scattered all...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Scientists have plenty of questions about a bizarre asteroid spotted spouting what looks like six comet-like tails, but they are nevertheless giving the public an opportunity to make their own queries about it.
Researchers are holding a Google Hangout...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday.
The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A rocket streaked through the sky Tuesday night in Maryland and for hundreds of miles across the eastern U.S. as NASA launched a mission from the Delmarva peninsula.
An Air Force Minotaur I rocket lifted off at 8:15 p.m. from NASA's Wallops Flight...