Scientists: Droughts, Flooding Across US To Become More Extreme

GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ)—NASA’s newest tool in space is tracking the world’s rainfall,with the best accuracy, and it’s already had plenty of extreme weather to study this summer. Alex DeMetrick reports, it’s likely to have a lot […]

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles inside the Lunar Module July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

Crowdfunding Project Aims To Save Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.



Peaks On Pluto, Canyons On Charon

A billion mile mission based right here in Maryland. Late Wednesday, NASA releases more incredible photos of Pluto from the New Horizons probe.



Pluto Close-Up: Spacecraft Makes Flyby Of Icy, Mystery World

Pluto is now in the bag. The New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach today to the dwarf planet.



Little Pluto Bigger Than Scientists Thought As Flyby Looms

Nine and a half years is a long time to travel, but Tuesday morning, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach its destination.



Md. Woman Designs Space Blankets For US Satellites

Making a difference outer space. A Maryland woman answers an ad looking for a pattern maker, little did she know her work would be literally out of this world.



Pluto Just 4 Weeks, 20 Million Miles Away For Spacecraft

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles.


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Md. Astronaut, 2 Others Safely Return To Earth After Space Station Stint

A three-person crew from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan after a longer than expected orbital stint.


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Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Orbit

25-years-ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope rocketed into orbit, and has been re-writing science ever since.


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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.



NASA Forecasting Weather With New Global Precipitation Maps

In the western U.S., too little snow in the mountains means devastating drought. Now, a continent’s worth of mountain snow can be measured.


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WEATHER BLOG: The Winter That Won’t Let Up

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