| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In a recent commentary published in The Sun, Morgan State University President David Wilson described in glowing terms a multimillion-dollar NASA grant his institution won three years ago to conduct advanced climate and Earth sciences research. Mr. Wilson...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Hmmmmm ... you call that a season finale?
Ryan Murphy alluded to something big happening in this episode that would forever alter the lives of this group of friends and would be the central focus of Season 6.
Naturally, I’m hoping for some...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:22 AM
A predicted "storm" of meteors overnight turned out to be mostly a bust, though some in the Midwest U.S. got a better glimpse of the shower than in the mid-Atlantic.
The Earth was expected to pass through a debris trail left behind a comet that was...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Countless famous footsteps have crossed the White House's entrance hall, but on Tuesday, some of the country's top science and technology dignitaries had to dodge a hovercraft made of foam and a paper bowl whizzing across the shiny pink-and-white marble....
| May 28, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A few minutes after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman officially left the Earth to cheers at his high school alma mater.
The distinction of "going to space" isn't technically earned until one is 50 miles above the Earth's surface,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:32 PM
When a Virgin Galactic plane designed for space tourism eventually launches, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory experiment studying magnetic activity will be on board.
The lab's Electronic Field Measurements instrument will be among a dozen...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Orbital Sciences Corp. and Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Tuesday that they plan to merge in a $5 billion deal, creating a new aerospace and defense company called Orbital ATK Inc. that will employ 4,000 people in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
| May 8, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Navy Cmdr. Reid Wiseman spent 21/2 years preparing to travel 220 miles above Earth's surface, live six months in cramped quarters and walk in space.
That doesn't mean he isn't a little scared.
"There are moments when the adrenaline just crushes you,"...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966.
"The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mars will appear at its biggest and brightest in the night sky this week as it aligns with the Earth and sun on Tuesday.
The red planet reaches what is known as opposition Tuesday, when it and the sun are on directly opposite sides of the Earth. That...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Mike Melzer grew up reading popular science books and enjoyed mathematical subjects, but he had only a slight interest in astronomy.
But when the Anne Arundel Community College student heard about NASA's National Community College Aerospace Scholars...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:16 AM
The difference between Pete Lloyd and other dads who offered to umpire their sons' Arbutus Little League games in 1969 is that the other guys knew when to quit.
He's still going strong 45 years later, volunteering to umpire games for Little...