| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral has a lot riding on it -- and not just the Thai broadcasting satellite it's carrying into orbit, says Florida Today.
The California-based space transportation company hopes a successful launch at 5:06 p.m. of an...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:32 AM
At long last, a lift-off? NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. are crossing their fingers that stars align for a launch today from Wallops to the ISS.
After a month of delays, Orbital's Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 1:07 p.m. today from the Mid-...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Massive sunspot AR 1944 is getting feisty, and doing some damage.
Several Earth-lengths across, it is one of the largest sunspots seen in a decade. It is also complex, with dozens of dark cores.
"Sometimes you see a nice, big simple brown sunspot, and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:51 AM
It made it! The Cygnus space freighter that launched last week from Wallops Island berthed with the International Space Station early Sunday.
It's the first operational resupply mission for Orbital Sciences Corp, based in Dulles, which plans to launch...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A commercial rocket launch that was scheduled for Wednesday but aborted has been pushed to Friday, at the earliest.
The next attempt is "tentatively" set for Friday, assuming that issues forcing the delay are resolved, according to Orbital Sciences...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:28 AM
This week, the first stage of the biggest rocket ever to launch from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore rolled out onto its new $145 million launchpad …
.. and Virginia is one step closer to the sky-high ambitions of many in...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
The SpaceX Dragon has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a three-week flight to the International Space Station, completing the first commercial cargo mission to Earth's orbit, NASA announced Sunday.
The unmanned capsule came down about 250 miles...