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Local astronauts, dogs and marching band members prepare for inaugural parade

Nearly 3,000 groups applied to perform in the 2013 presidential inaugural parade on Monday -- more than twice the number that applied to march in President Barack Obama's first inaugural parade. From that number, four local groups got a bid to march.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 12:50pm EST

Tags: Inauguration Parade, Barack obama, University of Maryland, ballou senior high school, marching band, NASA, Canine Companions for Independence, inaugural parade 2013, Curiosity rover, Majestic Marching Knights, Fauquier County, Pennsylvania Avenue, Mighty Sound of Maryland, Natalie Plumb

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NASA's Curiosity rover snaps photos of Martian 'flower'

A flower grows on Mars - or does it?

Monday - 01/07/2013, 12:31pm EST

Tags: NASA, Curiosity rover, Mars

The mystery on Mars will be revealed on Monday

NASA is downplaying reports that a major discovery was made by the Mars rover Curiosity.

Sunday - 12/02/2012, 09:03am EST

Tags: Mars, Curiosity rover, curiosity, NASA

Goddard begins two-year mission with Curiosity

The so-called "seven minutes of terror" captured the attention of the world as Curiosity blasted through the Martian atmosphere to a safe landing.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:56am EDT

Tags: nasa goddard, Curiosity rover, andrew mollenbeck, NASA, Greenbelt

For Curiosity, it's Mars or bust

The $2.5 billion, one-ton nuclear powered rover has been flying towards Mars since launching from Earth last November. The 154 million mile journey to date has gone very smoothly but the most treacherous and dangerous part of the mission for Curiosity is yet to come in the last 7 minutes before scheduled touchdown.

Sunday - 08/05/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Tags: NASA, Curiosity rover, Mars