Space

Terry Virts

Astronaut Terry Virts Completes 3rd Spacewalk In 8 Days

Mission accomplished! Howard County native Terry Virts successfully completed his third walk outside the International Space Station—but it did not go off without a hitch!

03/02/2015

NASA

Md. Astronaut Safe After Water Leaks Into Helmet

A Maryland astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.

02/25/2015

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Soil Moisture To Be Tracked From Space

It exists only a few inches beneath our feet, but without it we wouldn’t be here. It’s moisture trapped in the soil, and unlocking its secrets means going into space.

01/09/2015

Terry Virts

Howard County Astronaut Has Launched Into Space

The latest Maryland astronaut is safely on the International Space Station tonight. As Mary Bubala reports, Air Force Colonel Terry Virts launched into space Sunday afternoon.

11/24/2014

Reid Wiseman back home

Md. Astronaut Reid Wiseman Is Back From Space

Maryland’s own Reid Wiseman is adjusting to life back on Earth.

11/18/2014

comet

Sky No Longer The Limit: First Probe Ever Lands On Comet

Making history. European scientists land a spacecraft on a moving comet.

11/12/2014

Reid Wiseman back home

Baltimore Astronaut Reid Wiseman Returns To Earth After 6 Months In Orbit

Reid Wiseman returns to earth! The Baltimore County native is back on solid ground after an amazing journey on the International Space Station. Touchdown was at 11 p.m. Sunday, and it was a harrowing return for the astronaut, who was ending a six-month journey in space.

11/10/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

Reid Wiseman

Md. Astronaut Reid Wiseman Back On Earth

After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, Baltimore County’s own Reid Wiseman is back on Earth.

11/09/2014

comet

Md.-Made Instruments Help NASA Collect Debris From Comet

There’s nothing like being at the right place at the right time. That includes the planet Mars.

11/07/2014

comet

Comet On Near-Collision Course With The Red Planet

Mars is facing a close call this weekend. A rare comet will pass by the planet at an extremely close distance.

10/17/2014

Alyssa Carson

Teen Dreams Of Being An Astronaut, Traveling to Mars

Alyssa Carson is getting ready for a journey to Mars, even though she’s not even old enough to drive yet.

10/13/2014

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