| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed state budget is balanced in part with funds shifted from programs meant to buy parkland and protect farmland from development, according to highlights of the plan released by the governor's office.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:50 PM
"Hello, world!" The Rosetta space probe woke up from hibernation Monday, phoned home and is getting ready to set a lander down on a comet.
The unmanned spacecraft launched a decade ago and traveled half a billion miles by the time it signaled home to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Nervous anticipation gave way to jubilation on Monday when the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft emerged from almost three years of induced, energy-saving sleep to report it was ready to carry out its history-making $1 billion...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Before Pluto’s fall from planetary grace, there was Ceres. Depending on your definition, it’s either the largest asteroid or the smallest dwarf planet -- but for a few glorious decades in the 1800s, the rocky sphere was a full planet in the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:46 PM
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson told a large group of La Crescenta Elementary students on Thursday what it’s like to be in space, sharing everything from what type of food she ate to how she exercised in zero-gravity.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:50 PM
China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” over the weekend, according to the official Xinhua news agency, just as it was set to go to "sleep" for the long lunar night.
"Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Russian cosmonauts whose first attempt to install two high-tech cameras outside the International Space Station was thwarted by cabling issues last month made a second spacewalk Monday to finish the job – with mixed results. The high-resolution...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:39 AM
It was early evening on Jan. 27, 1967 when tragedy first struck NASA. The three astronauts set to be the first manned mission of the Apollo lunar landing program were testing ahead of their planned February launch when fire broke at 6:31 p.m. during a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Saturday marked 11 years since space shuttle Columbia and seven astronauts were lost during re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere while heading towards a touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center Landing Facility. The anniversaries of the Apollo 1 fire and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:15 AM
After years of steady support for conservation, I am disheartened to hear that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided to cut funds for land preservation programs in his proposed 2015 budget ("O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation," Jan. 16).
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA.
Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...