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  • Look up! Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

    Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday — and it's an unusually short one. If there are clear skies, the 3½-hour spectacle is visible from start to finish from the western U.S. and Canada where it occurs before dawn. Skygazers...
  • NASA Langley joins aviation partners to develop aircraft of future

    NASA Langley joins aviation partners to develop aircraft of future
    NASA is teaming with private aviation partners on ways to use cutting-edge composite materials to build the stronger, lighter aircraft of the future. The Advanced Composites Consortium features NASA Langley Research Center, which manages the agency's...
  • Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission

    Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission
    Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer — and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching "Star Trek." Every year she tries...
  • 4 plead guilty to taking part in Boeing Co. kickback scheme

    Four Central and Southern California men have pleaded guilty to taking part in a conspiracy to win contracts from a Boeing Co. subsidiary that supplied satellites to NASA, the Air Force and other agencies. Two other men also face charges. Federal...
  • Ohio NASA center awards $18 million contract for thrusters

    NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has awarded an $18 million contract to design and build two new thrusters that probably will be used on future Discovery missions. A statement from the center says it awarded the contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne...
  • Don't lose the next space race before it starts

    Don't lose the next space race before it starts
    I think Floridians often underestimate the role of Florida in the spaceflight industry, and need to realize the future role we're going to hold in space travel. Just because NASA is currently hitchhiking with the Russians doesn't mean we aren't...
  • How a steady stream of comet dust may have 'painted' Mercury black

    How a steady stream of comet dust may have 'painted' Mercury black
    The mystery of Mercury's excessively dark surface may have just been solved. A team of researchers working at Brown University say the planet's inky appearance may be the result of a near constant rain of impacts from tiny specks of cometary dust that...
  • Opportunity rover completes marathon mark

    Opportunity rover completes marathon mark
    How long does it take to complete a marathon on Mars? About 11 years and two months – if you’ve got six wheels and a solar-powered battery. NASA’s spunky rover Opportunity crossed the Olympic marathon mark last week, putting 26.219...
  • Community news for Windham edition

    Spring symposium at Canterbury Community Center CANTERBURY – On Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal Dr., will have a Spring Symposium about Prudence Crandall, a 19th century schoolteacher, who...
  • Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

    Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up...
  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
    Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as...