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  • 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...
  • NASA is bringing 'Jetsons' flying car closer to reality

    NASA is bringing 'Jetsons' flying car closer to reality
    It's been more than half a century since George Jetson first left his Skypad apartment in Orbit City, hopped into his bubble-top aerocar and flew off to his job at Spacely Space Sprockets. And ever since the animated series "The Jetsons" first aired...
  • G. Samuel Mattingly, businessman who helped astronauts walk in space

    G. Samuel Mattingly, businessman who helped astronauts walk in space
    George Samuel Mattingly, who with his business, Environmental Research Associates, helped NASA astronauts walk in space, died Nov. 4 at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury of a toxic reaction to iron infusion treatments. The former Timonium resident was 88....
  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase

    For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase
    Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet. She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
  • Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

    Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down
    The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 220-...
  • European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface

    European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface
    A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed 300 million miles back to Earth showed on Thursday. The lander, named Philae, was launched from its...
  • Space countdown shouldn't count Florida out

    Space countdown shouldn't count Florida out
    Two statements of regret that Space Florida issued back-to-back last month are dispiriting for the private space industry and for Florida's future role in it. The first statement said, "We regret the loss of the Orbital launch vehicle and payload from...
  • After a decade, Philae hits its mark -- and we all gain

    Watching the live feed from the European Space Agency has been a bit like being the wallflower at a cocktail party. Lots of chatter of varying intensity (snippets of German through the speakers), people milling about, folks popping up here and there...
  • Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion

    Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion
    Orbital Sciences Corp. has assembled a team of experts to find out why an unmanned Antares rocket suffered a catastrophic failure seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island last week. The rocket exploded seconds after leaving the launch pad at the Mid-...