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  • Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

    Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down
    The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 220-...
  • European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface

    European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface
    A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed 300 million miles back to Earth showed on Thursday. The lander, named Philae, was launched from its...
  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • NASA is bringing 'Jetsons' flying car closer to reality

    NASA is bringing 'Jetsons' flying car closer to reality
    It's been more than half a century since George Jetson first left his Skypad apartment in Orbit City, hopped into his bubble-top aerocar and flew off to his job at Spacely Space Sprockets. And ever since the animated series "The Jetsons" first aired...
  • G. Samuel Mattingly, businessman who helped astronauts walk in space

    G. Samuel Mattingly, businessman who helped astronauts walk in space
    George Samuel Mattingly, who with his business, Environmental Research Associates, helped NASA astronauts walk in space, died Nov. 4 at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury of a toxic reaction to iron infusion treatments. The former Timonium resident was 88....
  • Virginia wants Orbital, NASA to help fund $20M repairs to launch pad

    Virginia wants Orbital, NASA to help fund $20M repairs to launch pad
    It could cost as much as $20 million to repair the state-owned launch pad that was damaged in the unmanned rocket explosion on Wallops Island last month, but nobody knows where that money will come from. Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne said...
  • Virginia Air and Space Center director settling into new mission

    Virginia Air and Space Center director settling into new mission
    Just a few steps inside the Virginia Air and Space Center's employee entrance, Robert Griesmer stopped and took a moment to look up and admire. "There's a feeling you get when you walk in, that this is someplace special," said Griesmer, during an...
  • Cockeysville native regaining strength after return from space

    Cockeysville native regaining strength after return from space
    Adjusting to gravity isn't as easy as it sounds after spending six months in space, but Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman said a week after his return from the International Space Station, he is feeling strong. "I feel really good," the NASA astronaut...
  • NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes

    NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes
    The trippy video you see above is the highest-resolution model yet of how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth's atmosphere. The scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center who created the computer model call it "Nature Run," and though it's hypnotic...
  • Hampton crowd at Virginia Air & Space Center witnesses Orion's failure to launch

    Hampton crowd at Virginia Air & Space Center witnesses Orion's failure to launch
    After 2 1/2 hours of fitful attempts to get a Delta IV rocket off the ground at Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA finally scrubbed Thursday's test launch of its new Orion crew capsule, foiled by an errant boater, wind gusts and sticky rocket valves. In the...
  • Orion launch scrubbed, reset for Friday

    Orion launch scrubbed, reset for Friday
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA plans to try again Friday to launch its next-generation space capsule Orion after a wayward ship, wind gusts and fuel valve problems scrubbed Thursday's launch. The next launch time from Cape Canaveral Air Station was...