| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:06 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
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-...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:34 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:38 AM
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....
| Nov 8, 2014
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:29 PM
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...