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  • O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation

    O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation
    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. Conservationists say...
  • Rosetta space probe wakes up, phones home, gets ready to set lander on comet

    Rosetta space probe wakes up, phones home, gets ready to set lander on comet
    "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...
  • 'Hello, world': Rosetta spacecraft wakes for comet-chasing mission

    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...
  • Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres

    Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres
    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...
  • NASA astronaut speaks at La Crescenta Elementary

    NASA astronaut speaks at La Crescenta Elementary
    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. The Arcadia-born...
  • It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover

    It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover
    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,...
  • Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station

    Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station
    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...
  • NASA's week of tragedy: Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia remembered

    NASA's week of tragedy: Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia remembered
    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...
  • Remembering NASA's fallen astronauts

    Remembering NASA's fallen astronauts
    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...
  • Cuts in funding will hurt counties' preservation programs [Letter]

    Cuts in funding will hurt counties' preservation programs [Letter]
    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). As a...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    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...