The Space Place
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.
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.
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.
A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded with the power of an atomic bomb in Russia exactly one year ago.
A comprehensive list of space- and astrology-related sites and clubs in the area.
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.
Fire and ice captured the attention of the worldwide astronomical community in the past 24 hours.
After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called 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.
This week, NASA invited the public to take part in the journey to the asteroid Bennu.
"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.
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.
Greg Redfern, WTOP space contributor
Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.
The modern-day equivalent to the New World voyage?
Patrick Carney beat out more than 1 million other contestants for the chance of a lifetime on board the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft.
Got a stargazer on your gift list and stuggling with what to get them? You've come to the right place. WTOP's Greg Redfern breaks down what, where and how to get the best space-related gifts.
If the sky stays clear overnight Friday, we will enjoy the peak time for what I think is the best meteor shower of the year, the Geminids.
Americans are aware of NASA but I do not think they realize how much NASA does and for how little money. Do you know what NASA's budget is for 2014? Thanks to our deadlocked and dysfunctional Congress there is no approved budget for the Government.
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