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February 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Tuskegee Airman, Bethesda Resident Continues Dream Week with NASA Honor

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, a former Tuskegee Airman and Bethesda resident, is having a very memorable week. Sunday he took part in the Super Bowl pregame coin toss ceremony, Tuesday night he was recognized by President Trump at the State of the Union Address and Wednesday, the 100 year-old was honored at NASA Headquarters in […]

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February 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Charles McGee on Receiving Honors at Super Bowl, State of the Union

Former Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee was honored Feb. 5 at NASA Headquarters during a Black History Month program about the general. McGee was recently appointed to Brigadier General by President Donald Trump and was recognized during the State of the Union Address on Feb. 4. McGee said “it was a real thrill” to be honored […]

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August 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Former Astronaut Speaks with Kids at Children’s Inn at NIH

Children who are staying at the Children’s Inn at NIH had a fun filled, space-themed day. The educational experience included a Skype interview with retired NASA Astronaut, Clay Anderson and a conversation about space medical research. Please watch the video for more details.    

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July 19, 2019 | Ambika Narula

A Weekend to Remember Apollo 11

This weekend you can relive the thrilling launch of the Apollo 11’s Saturn V Rocket and enjoy the Apollo 50th-anniversary festival hosted by National Air and Space Museum and NASA on the National Mall. There will be a free 17-minute projection show to recreate the launch of the Saturn V Rocket and the first Moon […]

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January 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

NASA Streams the Super Blue Moon Total Eclipse Live

Update: The livestream is complete. The first “Super Blue Blood Moon” in 166 years takes place today. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) are streaming the event live. Related post: What Does a Super Blue Blood Moon Even Mean?

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What Does a Super Blue Blood Moon Even Mean?

Skywatchers are in for a rare occurrence. After 166 years, a lunar event called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” will take place early Wednesday morning. But what does that even mean? According to Geoff Chester, public affairs officer at the United States Naval Observatory, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar […]

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August 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Aug 18-24

With students returning to school in just over a week, it is no surprise that our story on the new mobile application offered by Montgomery County Public Schools was the top story based on web traffic. Our coverage on the solar eclipse, the expansion of a Gaithersburg based biotechnology company, and the sale of Lakeforest […]

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August 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents React to Solar Eclipse in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

It’s the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, according to NASA and more than 2,500 people gathered at the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory to watch it. “This is incredible,” Nick Smith, digital content specialist for the City of Gaithersburg said. “We had a thing on Faecbook that maybe 200 people had confirmed that […]

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

NASA Streams the Solar Eclipse Live

The first total solar eclipse since 1979 takes place today. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) estimate more than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the eclipse. Watch live coverage from of the eclipse from NASA below: Related post: NASA Provides Safety Tips For Viewing the Eclipse on Aug. 21

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August 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Solar Eclipse: Today is the day!! More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the solar eclipse, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). We’ll have total coverage on our channels (19, 21 and HD 995 ) […]

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