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  • 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-...
  • Why 'Interstellar' is good for America's image

    Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” fell to Earth at the domestic box office over the weekend, but its international ticket sales are rocketing through the stratosphere faster than commentators can rehash space-based idioms to describe...
  • ISS astronauts return to earth on Soyuz spacecraft

    ISS astronauts return to earth on Soyuz spacecraft
    Update: The Soyuz space capsule carrying three International Space Station astronauts landed in Kazakstan at 10:58 p.m. EST, according to SpaceFlight Now. ---- Sunday night three International Space Station (ISS) astronauts began their journey home to...
  • Cockeysville astronaut returns to Earth after almost 6 months in space

    Cockeysville astronaut returns to Earth after almost 6 months in space
    After nearly six months on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut and Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman returned to Earth Sunday night. Wiseman, Alexander Gerst of Germany and Maksim Surayev of Russia landed in the Soyuz capsule at 10:58 p.m. ET...
  • Space station crewmen return safely to Earth

    A veteran Russian cosmonaut and two International Space Station crewmates, one from the United States and one from Germany, returned safely to Earth on Sunday with a parachute landing of their Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan, ending 5-1/2 months in orbit....
  • Cockeysville native returning from space Sunday night

    Cockeysville native returning from space Sunday night
    Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman has spent the past five months sharing awe-inspiring views of Earth from more than 200 miles above, but in a recent tweet, he said he's ready for the opposite view — of the International Space Station, distant and...
  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water
    A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. After traveling 442 million miles from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or...
  • Welcome to Mars! MAVEN settles in around the Red Planet

    Welcome to Mars! MAVEN settles in around the Red Planet
    MAVEN has arrived! After a 10-month journey through space, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft finally entered Martian orbit Sunday night. The satellite slipped into a 35-hour elliptical orbit without a hitch, which the scientists will...
  • Who cares whether there was life on Mars? [Letter]

    Who cares whether there was life on Mars? [Letter]
    It was front page news when a NASA spacecraft entered Mars orbit recently to probe whether the planet had ever harbored life ("NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went," Sept. 21). We spent $671...
  • 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...