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  • Mars rover finds key evidence for lake at landing site

    Mars rover finds key evidence for lake at landing site
    Billions of years ago, a lake once filled the 96-mile-wide crater being explored by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, bolstering evidence that the planet most like Earth in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, scientists said on Monday....
  • Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto

    Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto
    About 10 p.m. Saturday, Champagne bottles were popped and cake cut at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory when scientists received word from a spacecraft 3 billion miles away. They had successfully brought the New Horizons spacecraft out of...
  • 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...
  • NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'

    NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'
    NASA entered a new era of space exploration on Friday when its Orion capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after going farther from the planet than any spacecraft built for humans in more than 40 years. The maiden test flight — made without...
  • NASA declares Orion mission a success

    NASA declares Orion mission a success
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA's dream to eventually carry astronauts to Mars got off to a near-flawless start on Friday as the new Orion spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, flew 3,604 miles into space and splashed down on a "bull's-eye" in the...
  • Repairs to Wallops Island launch pad, damaged in rocket explosion, to take a year

    Repairs to Wallops Island launch pad, damaged in rocket explosion, to take a year
    The Wallops Island launch pad that was damaged when a cargo rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff in October will take about a year to repair, according to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. Recovery...
  • NASA's Orion spaceship soars with help from Air Products

    NASA's Orion spaceship soars with help from Air Products
    A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth. The Orion capsule blasted off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...