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Orion Space Mission

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  • Space Station back in our evening skies

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Space Cadets! The International Space Station is back in our evening skies, with several viewing opportunities, weather permitting. The first is Sunday evening. Look to the south southwest at 6:42 p.m. as the ISS passes over...
  • Int'l Space Station in flyover tonight

     
    Sky Watchers! (A reader told me she thought "Space Cadets!" was derogatory. What do you think?) The International Space Station will fly up the East Coast this evening under cold, but otherwise ideal conditions for viewing.On this pass the ISS will......
  • NASA overflights postponed

     
    NASA's plans to send low-flying aircraft over the Baltimore-Washington area to measure air pollution levels have been postponed to allow more time to increase public awareness of the flights.The first test flights of the Discover-AQ campaign were to...
  • A look at NASA's Orion P3 airplane

     
    We told you yesterday that NASA postponed their plans to send low-flying aircraft over the Baltimore-Washington area to measure air pollution levels so they can raise more awareness of the project. They held a media day today, and videographer Leann......
  • Low-level NASA flights today

     
    NASA officials say they expect to be flying their P-3B Orion over Central Maryland today (Tuesday), part of their July air-pollution sampling campaign. The notice says the four-engine turbo-prop will be in the skies over the Baltimore-Washington region...
  • NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers

    NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers
    If you're easily startled by big, low-flying airplanes, you'll need to get a good grip on the steering wheel Monday. NASA will be starting a monthlong campaign of air pollution sampling, using a four-engine turboprop P-3B Orion to skim 1,000 feet over...
  • Look! Up in the sky! It's a year's worth of heavenly wonders

    Look! Up in the sky! It's a year's worth of heavenly wonders
    Marylanders will have plenty of reasons to step outdoors during 2008 and find a dark spot where they can gaze into the night sky. The new year brings the first total eclipse of the moon, visible here from start to finish during evening hours, since...
  • NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world

    NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world
    NASA has finalized its $2.8 billion deal with Boeing to build the biggest rocket ever. Boeing is contracted to develop the 200-foot-tall first stage and avionics systems of the gigantic Space Launch System, or SLS. NASA and Boeing also reached a...
  • NASA approves rocket for deep-space travel

    NASA approves rocket for deep-space travel
    NASA gave the go-ahead to start full production on the most powerful rocket ever. The rocket, known as Space Launch System, is set to blast beyond low-Earth orbit this decade to explore the deep reaches of space, including near-Earth asteroids, the moon...
  • NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever

    NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever
    NASA has reached a milestone in its development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever and may one day take astronauts to Mars.  After completing a critical design review, Boeing Co. has finalized a $2.8-...
  • Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

    Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration
    If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the...
  • $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science

    $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science
    The House Appropriations Committee recommended $17.9 billion in funding for NASA on Thursday, significantly boosting planetary science programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Canada Flintridge and continuing operation of a Palmdale-based flying...