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Space flight: a private or public affair?

Space flight: a private or public affair?

March 19, 2015

Should space travel remain in the hands of government agencies? Or should private companies, like Virgin, be allowed to take on the challenge as well? Here are two opinion pieces from both ends of the debate, coming at you from Dulaney High School.

Scientists study comets hoping to unlock secrets to origin of universe

Scientists study comets hoping to unlock secrets to origin of universe

By Athena Quddus, Adolfo Camarillo HS, Camarillo, Calif.

December 9, 2014

After over a decade since its launch in 2004, the spacecraft Rosetta successfully reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (comet C-G) on Nov. 12, 2014, making it the first spacecraft in history to ever successfully land on a comet. Dr. Claudia Alexander, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories)/ NASA (National Aerona...

Astronaut alum beams answers from space

Astronaut alum beams answers from space

By Daniel Krugman, Dulaney HS, Timonium, Md.

November 21, 2014

1993 graduate Reid Wiseman has just returned from 165 days aboard the International Space Station. In between orbiting 70 million miles and conducting 160 experiments, he found time to email answers to a staff reporter’s questions.