Enjoy a bright view of Mars while you can

Just make sure you have the right view.

Sunday - 04/06/2014, 09:06pm EDT

Future generation of manned spacecraft undergoes testing in Va.

WTOP space contributor Greg Redfern explores the future of manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 02:05pm EDT

Scientists find evidence of first tremors of the Big Bang

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announcement of the first direct evidence of inflation and gravitational waves is monumental in our understanding of the creation of the universe.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:56am EDT

A pair of close calls for Earth this week

WTOP space correspondent Greg Redfern

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 12:41am EST

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NASA and the Oscars

I was launched into the Twitterverse last night during the Oscars and saw 1st hand the power of Social Media. The Oscar show last night was not the best for many reasons BUT Twitter was something to see.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 06:23pm EST

Space: The latest news from the final frontier

WTOP Space Contributor Greg Redfern discusses the latest stories from the final frontier -- from major discoveries -- to the near drowning of an Italian astronaut during a spacewalk.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 07:55pm EST

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There's weather in space as well as our skies

With our terrestrial weather (winter) having been such a factor in our daily lives recently here in the DMV, I thought you might find the following of interest. It certainly provides food for thought in a realm you are probably not familiar with - space weather.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 12:52am EST

Monday's asteroid flyby common, threat real

Earth narrowly missed a collision with an asteroid three times the size of FedEx Field. Although 2 million miles crossed between the fate of humankind and the mass of space rock, the threat from asteroids is real.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 12:16pm EST
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Chelyabinsk one year later

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded with the power of an atomic bomb in Russia exactly one year ago.

Sunday - 02/16/2014, 05:38pm EST

Space stuff in the DMV

A comprehensive list of space- and astrology-related sites and clubs in the area.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 11:43am EST

Novice or not, take caution driving in winter weather

Whether a seasoned winter weather road warrior or a novice to driving in ice and snow, road safety experts want everyone to know a few things about winter driving.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:08pm EST

Astronaut Heroes Remembered

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 05:28pm EST

Fire and ice: Supernova and vapor in space

Fire and ice captured the attention of the worldwide astronomical community in the past 24 hours.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 08:11am EST

In feat of technology, Rosetta phones home

After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called home.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 04:07pm EST

Learning more about comets: Will Rosetta phone home?

The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up call in the solar system.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 04:47pm EST

NASA offers Americans a ride to an asteroid by microchip

This week, NASA invited the public to take part in the journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 05:10pm EST

January welcomes Jupiter and astronomers

"The King of the Planets," Jupiter will be visible as the sunsets Sunday and will dominate the night sky for months to come. Meanwhile, here on Earth, professional astronomers will descend upon National Harbor this week.

Sunday - 01/05/2014, 05:33pm EST

First main meteor shower of 2014 hits tonight

Although the DMV will sit under clouds for most of the evening on Jan. 2 -- and perhaps part of the morning of Jan. 3 -- NASA will carry a live stream of the Quadrantids meteor -- the first of 2014.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:48pm EST

What to see in the sky in 2014

Greg Redfern, WTOP space contributor

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 05:53pm EST

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Best space story for 2013: Russia's asteroid event

Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 06:15am EST
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