Archived articles


Behind the scenes with the Parker Solar Probe
Published July 22, 2018
Videographer Lee Hobson and photographer Ed Whitman spend their days documenting mankind's mission to "touch" the sun
Outer space
A Titan proposal
Published July 22, 2018
NASA selects for further development APL's Dragonfly mission to explore Saturn's largest moon
Mission to the sun
Special delivery
Published July 22, 2018
APL-built Parker Solar Probe heads to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for environmental testing
Rockets' safe travels
Published Winter 2017
Alum Lisa Valencia is part of the team at NASA that develops technology to make decisions for rockets mid-flight / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Planetary science
From comets come planets
Published July 22, 2018
Planetary scientist at the Applied Physics Lab finds evidence of planetary formation in other solar systems
Cassini plummets into Saturn's atmosphere
Published July 22, 2018 Video
Spacecraft, with instrument designed and built in part at Applied Physics Lab, revolutionized our understanding of ringed planet
Polar energy
Jupiter auroras present powerful mystery
Published July 22, 2018
APL-built instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft observes significant particle energy that behaves in surprising ways
Pack the sunblock
Published Fall 2017
The Parker Solar Probe, a mission first proposed in 1958, will use Whiting School heat shield and APL mission control to unlock the mysteries of the sun / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Space exploration
Dragonfly effect
Published July 22, 2018
APL proposal would use drone technology to explore possibility of life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan
Summer Gigs
Out of this world
Published July 22, 2018
As an intern at NASA, Sophia Porter learns that achievements are worldwide triumphs and every contribution matters