| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers.
Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Robert S. Kraemer, former director of planetary exploration for NASA who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Catonsville of complications from a fall. He was 84.
The son of a citrus rancher and a...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally.
"We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Labor unions representing federal employees reacted angrily to the $3.8 trillion budget unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who proposed trimming $20 billion from federal retirement benefits — reopening a debate many Democrats felt had...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Crofton Elementary School parent Carol Streeter has been named a semifinalist for the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award, a statewide honor recognizing parents who help their community schools. School officials said Streeter...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October.
But he acknowledged that achieving a...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality.
Mineral dust rises from dry...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages.
"The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A solar flare that was the largest of the year could create a rare chance to see the aurora borealis, or "Northern Lights", from Maryland on Saturday night.
The flare occurred Thursday at 3:16 a.m. and was associated with what is known as a coronal mass...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well.
Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:18 AM
A privately owned rocket that is part of efforts to grow the commercial space industry will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday evening, and it will be visible from Maryland.
Orbital Sciences Corp., a Dulles, Va.-based...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The runway at Martin State Airport fell away as the distant Baltimore skyline popped into view. A hint of turbulence jittered the pilot's seat during a banking maneuver that filled the cockpit windshield with the vast blueness of the Chesapeake Bay....