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  • NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp

    NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp
    In August 2011, lightning struck the Great Dismal Swamp and ignited a mammoth blaze that burned for 108 days, scorched 6,500 acres and blew choking smoke into surrounding states. It was the biggest wildfire on record in Virginia history. And it...
  • I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?

    I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?
    Face it. You're never going to Mars. But you can send your name. On a thumbnail-sized microchip. Along with more than a million other names. No, it's not the same, but it's a way of staking a claim to a teeny, tiny place in space history. "We did...
  • Selfies: Where's Emily Post when you need a judgment?

    You're so vain. I bet you think this selfie's about you. Don't you? To selfie or not to selfie? That should be the question. I once took a selfie. OK, more than once. But I only did it because "all the kids" were doing it. I also wore parachute...
  • NASA's Wiseman, a Cockeysville native, embarks on first space walk

    NASA's Wiseman, a Cockeysville native, embarks on first space walk
    NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a Cockeysville native, has been orbiting Earth for about four months. For the first time Tuesday, he stepped into space. Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst embarked on the first of two spacewalks...
  • Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California

    Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California
    The severity of California’s drought continues to shock, with the latest example coming courtesy of NASA. The space agency’s two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites have been been in orbit since 2002, making...
  • Hampton Roads to help kick off Virginia Science Festival

    Hampton Roads to help kick off Virginia Science Festival
    An evening on a beach studying sea creatures by flashlight. A primer on cryogenics and hot plasma. An inflatable rocket model looming three stories tall. These are a few of Hampton Roads' contributions to the first Virginia Science Festival set to...
  • NASA Langley crashes a helicopter for safety research

    NASA Langley crashes a helicopter for safety research
    The helicopter airframe was winched slowly into position three stories high, suspended on cables and packed with dummies of every size — seated, standing and in simulated motion. At 15 seconds, the countdown began. And at the end, pyrotechnics...
  • JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house

    JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in La Cañada Flintridge, will open its doors to the public next weekend for an up-close look at the work the space agency does at the local facility. -- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story stated the...
  • Paul Allen eyes Dream Chaser space plane to fly people into orbit

    TORONTO (Reuters) - - A passenger spaceship that lost a bid for additional NASA funding may have new life ferrying passengers for Paul Allen's space startup, Stratolaunch Systems, company officials said on Wednesday. Privately owned Sierra Nevada Corp is...
  • Yikes! This cloud on Saturn's moon Titan is made of icy poison

    Yikes! This cloud on Saturn's moon Titan is made of icy poison
    A strange cloud that NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted on Saturn’s moon Titan two years ago appears to be made of icy hydrogen cyanide, a poison that on Earth has been used to kill everything from rats to whales. The toxic cloud, described in...
  • Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp
    After two years of roving the Martian surface, NASA’s rover Curiosity has finally drilled its ultimate target: Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Gale Crater. The robotic explorer is set to get a taste of Martian rock Tuesday night...