| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:31 PM
To visit the new national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank.
On the plus side: There would be plenty of parking.
Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Space...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:03 PM
To visit thenew national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank.
On the plus side, there would be plenty of parking.
Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
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...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:38 PM
A mourner showed up decked out in full Elvis splendor.
A beer truck emblazoned with the Mr. Boh logo led the funeral procession.
And more than 2,000 people packed the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen — it was standing-room-only in the rear vestibule...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:20 AM
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, I have one for you. It came to mind last week when I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong, famed for being the first to set foot upon the Moon. His boyish face appeared on many photos through the years,...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Six seniors at Hereford High School have something in common with former president Gerald Ford, director Steven Spielberg, astronaut Neil Armstrong and Walmart founder Sam Walton.
They all are Eagle Scouts.
On Jan. 7, Boy Scout Troop 1908 held an...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:00 AM
As a child, I remember a coloring book that pictured a "Buck Rogers" rocket that looked like a football with three fins at its base. It was my job to give it life by coloring the rocket blast with yellows, oranges and reds that lifted the craft to stellar...
| Sep 9, 2011
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the following wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, men and women across the country — and Harford County — have bravely sacrificed their lives to fight for the rights we as Americans have every day....
| Jul 15, 2009
On July 16, 1969 the crew of Apollo 11 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the historic quest to put the first men on the moon.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this achievement, Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron acquired...