The fact that NASA didn't have enough spacesuits in women's sizes drives home the point that without the right tools and opportunities, you can’t leave the ground, let alone reach the moon. How many of our young women are precariously close to being shut out of the STEM fields altogether?
Emanuel A. “Emil” Skrabek, a Baltimore-born spacecraft engineer who co-invented a thermoelectric material that powered the Mars Curiosity Rover and other space probes, died of progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson’s disease at his home in Lutherville on March 14, his family said. He was 85.
DART is NASA’s first mission not to explore space, but to defend against it. Researchers at Johns Hopkins plan to launch a spacecraft and smash it into an asteroid. BOOM! The impact, they hope, will bump the big space rock off course.
Ultima Thule, the distant object NASA's New Horizons spacecraft explored on New Year's Day, is actually a pair of spheres that have been fused together by gravity, scientists revealed Wednesday. The Johns Hopkins-led mission could already be helping to confirm theories about how the planets formed.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft successfully captured images and data as it flew past an object nicknamed Ultima Thule early Tuesday morning, scientists confirmed. But they won't get their first close-up glimpse of the edge of the solar system until Wednesday afternoon.
Three and a half years after exploring Pluto, the New Horizons mission will reach another new frontier in the first hours of 2019. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory-led mission will fly past a Kuiper Belt object known as Ultima Thule, a pristine remnant of the early universe.
In a far-ranging talk Wednesday on space, physics and the origin of all that is, Nobel Prize-winning scientist John Mather went from the very old and incredible small, to the infinite, and nearly back again.
The Westminster Astronomical Society will be hosting a special guest at its Oct. 10 club meeting — John Mather, a senior astrophysicist at the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and senior project scientist for NASA’s James Webb space telescope.
In addition to educating the group about the sun, Young — associate director for science in NASA’s Heliophysics Science Division — said NASA is also going to work on a future partnership with CCPL in efforts to get involved with Maryland libraries.
Henry "Pete" Clements, a Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduate who went on to become a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and associate director of NASA's Johnson Space Flight Center, died of an acute cardiac event Aug. 10 in McMahan, Texas. He was 92.
Last month NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe, its second deep space mission in 2018. (The other was Insight, destined for a November landing on Mars.) Parker is different from other solar missions of the past that observed the sun from far off. Parker will get up close and personal.
Do you remember the future when you were a kid? The one that couldn’t come soon enough? We looked forward to the next space flight, the next scientific discovery. We heard about meals instantly cooked by sound waves, TV wrist watches, robots that vacuumed the floor, cars that steered themselves.
NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, the Mars One Foundation and the Mars 2117 Project all have their eyes on transporting humans to Mars. But we’re far from ready to live there — and any life forms on the red planet may not be ready for us.
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. This weekend, Baldwin’s Station hosts award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel.
Bear Branch Nature Center will hold a fun family program called “Snow Much Fun!” on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the center, located at 310 John Owings Road, just north of the airport on Md. 97.
NASA said Wednesday it has chosen two finalists for solar system exploration: A Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory plan to visit Saturn's moon Titan, and a proposal for a comet probe that would be managed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Harford County residents found many ways to view Monday's solar eclipse, as about 1,000 gathered on the grounds of Harford Community College in anticipation of a once in a generation astronomical event.
Marylanders won't get to view the full effect of the phenomenon- the state will only reach about 85 percent totality and the skies won't completely darken, but NASA research scientist Michael Kirk said it's still worth stepping outside for a few minutes in the afternoon to view the moon partially eclipse the sun.
"It was stressful tweaking our prototype at the last minute but truly exciting," said Garrison Ferrell, soon to be sophomore at Virginia Tech, who is studying material science engineering and bio medical engineering, of his recent trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. Those who knew him as a high school student at Marriotts Ridge are not surprised at the gusto which he applies to his activities.