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  • Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights

    Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights
    In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
  • NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success

    NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success
    A NASA vehicle launched high into the atmosphere to explore how to land heavy spacecraft, and possibly human beings, on Mars splashed down off Hawaii on Saturday, completing a mostly successful test, the agency announced.  The Low-Density Supersonic...
  • NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite

    NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite
    Five years after a launch malfunction destroyed its twin, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is slated to blast off from the California coast Tuesday, becoming the nation's first satellite to exclusively monitor the greenhouse gas. The mission of...
  • Investing in Morgan's research benefits Maryland [Commentary]

    A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
  • Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]

    Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]
    If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan...
  • More than 'growing pains' at Morgan [Editorial]

    More than 'growing pains' at Morgan [Editorial]
    In a recent commentary published in The Sun, Morgan State University President David Wilson described in glowing terms a multimillion-dollar NASA grant his institution won three years ago to conduct advanced climate and Earth sciences research. Mr. Wilson...
  • NASA Mars test a success. Now to master the parachute

    NASA Mars test a success. Now to master the parachute
    Halfway to space in the skies above Hawaii, NASA successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, a vehicle equipped with new technology for ferrying heavy payloads to Mars. A massive balloon lifted the saucer-shaped vehicle from a naval base...
  • Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

    On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner. Bob Farquhar says they're all right. "I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
  • NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite

    NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite
    NASA scrubbed the launch of a Delta II rocket Tuesday, 46 seconds before it was to carry the agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite into orbit. The space agency blamed a failure of the water suppression system of the liftoff pad at...
  • Confundiendo libras, kilogramos, pulgadas, metros...

    Uno de los museos más llamativos de Estocolmo (aunque no tanto como el del grupo ABBA, que abrió el año pasado) es el Vasa, que contiene al barco hundido mejor conservado del mundo. El Vasa fue botado en 1628 y era el orgullo del rey Gustavo Adolfo II,...