| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Spot the International Space Station moving across the night sky this week. Chances arise the next three nights, but the best viewing opportunity Wednesday is possible to coincide with rain and thunderstorms.
Look tonight at 8:59 p.m., Tuesday at 9:45...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The SpaceXrocket, the first commercial flight to the International Space Station, lifted off Sunday night carrying an unmanned cargo capsule.
The Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule launched on schedule at 8:35 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
SpaceX made history Wednesday when its Dragon spacecraft berthed with the International Space Station in what NASA touts as a key milestone in commercial spaceflight.
But waiting in the wings at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...