| Nov 14, 2013
When the Cygnus cargo spacecraft that launched out of Virginia to the International Space Station in September finally splashed down in the Pacific last month, it signaled more than the state's giant leap into the commercial space industry.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:58 AM
SpaceX launched its reusable 10-story Grasshopper rocket more than 2,440 feet in a flight to test technologies needed to one day return a rocket back to Earth intact.
During the flight, the rocket blasted off, hovered and landed safely on the launch...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This week, a commercial "freighter" rocket that began its journey into space last Wednesday about 35 miles south of Ocean City is due to dock with the International Space Station, delivering 1,300 pounds of cargo. It will eventually be loaded up with...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:00 AM
A commercially built spacecraft packed with cargo is now hurtling at 17,500 mph through outer space on course to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
The capsule was launched Wednesday atop a 13-story rocket off the coast of Virginia at 7:58...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A commercially built rocket carrying a spacecraft packed with cargo is set to be launched off the coast of Virginia in a NASA test flight to the International Space Station.
The Antares rocket and Cygnus capsule, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp.,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A rocket roared into a starry sky right on schedule Friday night from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, catapulting a robotic science observatory toward the moon.
The 80-foot, five-stage Minotaur V exploded off the launch pad in a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
"LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer robotic probe launched Friday night atop an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur V rocket. The first deep space mission from Wallops Flight Facility, LADEE will orbit the moon to collect...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:47 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS — NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
But the LADEE spacecraft quickly ran into equipment trouble, and while...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:01 AM
A private contractor is launching a NASA mission into space bound for the moon, and it will be visible in the night sky across hundreds of miles of the Northeast on Friday, including all across Maryland.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:27 PM
NASA is getting ready to turn its scientific instruments toward our home planet with a trio of Earth-observing missions set to launch in 2014.
The three missions will allow scientists to measure water, wind and carbon dioxide with greater precision, and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft, or GALEX, was decommissioned by NASA last month. It had been launched into space aboard an air-launched Pegasus rocket, over the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 10 years ago.