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  • SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX launches satellite from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Wednesday into a clear sky colored by a setting sun, sending a satellite into space to monitor solar storms that can wreak havoc on Earth's power and communication systems. The 6:03 p.m....
  • Maryland-born astronaut returns home with rock star welcome, tells tales from space station

    Three months ago, as he plunged from outer space back to Earth, the Maryland-born astronaut Reid Wiseman hit the ground hard, slamming into a snow-covered field in Kazakhstan and rolling over a few times before he could get his bearings. His return to...
  • NASA releases 'greatest hits' video of sun's activity

    NASA releases 'greatest hits' video of sun's activity
    We don't recommend staring into the sun, but you should check out this time lapse video of five years of the sun's activity in just minutes.  NASA released the video and stunning images to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Solar Dynamics...
  • Correction: Deep Space Observatory story

    In a story Feb. 11 about the launch of a space observatory, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the booster rocket landed in the ocean. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said via Twitter that the rocket landed within 10 meters of the target, not 10...
  • Virginia lawmakers flirt with sci-fi future at Wallops Island spaceport

    Virginia lawmakers flirt with sci-fi future at Wallops Island spaceport
    NASA astronauts blasting off from Virginia? Tourists cruising into space and back again from Wallops Island? It might sound like science fiction, but some state lawmakers took a baby step this week toward turning fiction into fact. On Wednesday the...
  • Dangerously high wind scraps SpaceX observatory launch, rocket landing test at sea

    Dangerously high winds kept a deep-space observatory grounded Tuesday and put off a radically new landing test of the booster rocket. SpaceX called off its sunset launch with just 12 minutes remaining in the countdown because of gusts of 115 mph...
  • William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer

    William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer
    William B. Poland Jr., a retired aerospace engineer who enjoyed participating in Civil War re-enactments, died Jan. 25 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from diabetes. He was 88. The son of William B. Poland, a civil...
  • US and Russia preparing for Mars seek harmony missing on Earth

    VIENNA The U.S. and Russia are seeking to achieve a level of agreement in outer space that political leaders of the two countries have found increasingly elusive on the ground. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko lift off...
  • Lehigh prof faces new fraud charges in NASA research contract; wife also indicted

    Lehigh prof faces new fraud charges in NASA research contract; wife also indicted
    A Lehigh University engineering professor already accused of bilking NASA out of research funds was charged along with his wife Wednesday with 10 counts of wire fraud in the federal case. Yujie Ding, 52, and his wife, Yulija Zotova, 40, of Center...
  • NASA is a giant waste of money

    NASA is a giant waste of money
    President Barack Obama wants $620 million for the James Webb Space Telescope! ("What's in it for Md.?" Feb. 3.) For what? To satisfy the curiosity of an extremely small percentage of the people who are paying for it. Who benefits from anything NASA does...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try

    Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force...