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  • An inspiring and insightful 'Underwater Dreams'

     An inspiring and insightful 'Underwater Dreams'
    With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry. Writer-producer-director Mary Mazzio neatly recounts how a group of Mexican-born...
  • As the climate changes, what will happen to your hometown: Wetter or dryer?

    As the climate changes, what will happen to your hometown: Wetter or dryer?
    As the climate changes, what will happen to your hometown: Wetter or dryer? NASA can show you with a map that predicts the changes in springtime precipitation across the country if greenhouse gas-producing carbon emissions continue along current trends....
  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...
  • Cygnus makes it safely to the space station after launch from NASA Wallops

    Cygnus makes it safely to the space station after launch from NASA Wallops
    The Cygnus spacecraft that launched Sunday from Wallops Island made it safely to the International Space Station early Wednesday. The station's Expedition 40 crew grappled the space freighter at 6:36 a.m., and completed second-stage capture at 8:53 a.m....
  • Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS

    Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS
    The Cygnus cargo spacecraft that Orbital Sciences Corp. launched Sunday from Wallops Island berthed safely at the International Space Station early Wednesday, NASA said. The Cygnus arrived on schedule on its Orb-2 mission and was grappled at 6:36 a.m....
  • Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium

    Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium
    Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things. In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are. Video...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • Celebrate anniversary of first moon walk at Da Vinci's 'Space'

    On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center is celebrating the anniversary with visits by two former astronauts, video of the original moon landing and other special...
  • Oakton team finishes 7th in NASA robotics contest

    Oakton team finishes 7th in NASA robotics contest
    After taking 47th place in the NASA Mining and Robotic Competition last year, Oakton Community College pulled up to the seventh spot in the mining portion of the fifth annual contest by collecting 49 kilograms of simulated Martian dirt — more than...
  • Engineer and artist honored by Maine West

     Engineer and artist honored by Maine West
    Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his...
  • 'Rebooted' satellite loses thruster capability

    'Rebooted' satellite loses thruster capability
    An ambitious plan to revive a forsaken NASA satellite and return it to Earth orbit ended in disappointment Wednesday when engineers conceded that a failure in the spacecraft's propulsion system made it impossible to fire thrusters and alter the probe's...