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  • JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth

    JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth
    Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently celebrated with local city officials and employees the completion of a five-story, 1,450-space parking structure that has been part of the facility's master plan for nearly 50 years. In a...
  • Water vapor detected in clear skies on Neptune-sized exoplanet

    Water vapor detected in clear skies on Neptune-sized exoplanet
    Eureka! Astronomers say they’ve discovered clear skies and water vapor on a Neptune-sized exoplanet named HAT-P-11b -- which, at roughly four times the Earth's radius, is the smallest planet yet known to host water in its atmosphere. The...
  • NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

    NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went
    A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere — and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once...
  • Robert W. Halli Sr., mechanical engineer

    Robert W. Halli Sr., mechanical engineer
    Robert W. Halli Sr., a retired mechanical engineer who worked for NASA and earlier for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, died Sept. 8 at Stella Maris Hospice of heart failure. He was 100. The son of Florence Casper "Flo" Halli, a shipping...
  • Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars

    Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars
    Home stretch! This Sunday, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere to...
  • Orion a step closer to deep space; NASA practices pulling it from sea

    Orion a step closer to deep space; NASA practices pulling it from sea
    You have built a multibillion-dollar spaceship that will one day take humans to asteroids and Mars. You have big plans to send it up 3,600 miles into orbit, or about 15 times farther than the International Space Station. Now comes the hard part:...
  • SpaceX rocket to deliver new payloads to ISS

    SpaceX rocket to deliver new payloads to ISS
    SpaceX plans to launch its next International Space Station resupply rocket early Saturday morning, carrying hurricane-monitoring equipment and science materials for experiments from Sanford-Burnham Institute, the University of Central Florida and a...
  • Is manned spaceflight worth the risk and money?

    To the editor: We should review whether we want to continue wasting money transporting people to the International Space Station. ("NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport," Sept. 16) A separate article describes the inadequacy of...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Next Antares set to launch from Wallops to ISS in mid-October

    Next Antares set to launch from Wallops to ISS in mid-October
    Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch its third operational mission, called Orb-3, from Wallops Island to the International Space Station on the evening of Oct. 18. An Antares rocket is expected to blast off no earlier than 10:14 p.m. from the...
  • Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine

    Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine
    A joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp plans to announce on Wednesday that it will team up with Blue Origin, a company run by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to develop a new rocket engine, a source familiar with the plans said....