Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Enhancing National Security through Science and Technology


Tom Krimigis in front of his Lifetime Achievement trophy

APL Space Scientist Receives National Air and Space Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy
APL space exploration pioneer Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis has received the 2015 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Lifetime Achievement, the museum’s highest honor.
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team members participate in the Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge

APL Hosts Space Apps Challenge April 11–12
The 2015 Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge will host teams of creative technology enthusiasts as part of the International Space Apps Challenge, a NASA incubator innovation program and weekend-long code-a-thon.
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team members participate in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

College Teams Attempt to Stay “On Track” Against Cyberattacks
APL will host the 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition March 26–28, at which teams from 10 regional schools will defend a virtual mass transportation system computer network.
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A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft flying over Mercury’s surface

With the End in Sight, MESSENGER Marks Four Years at Mercury
On the evening of March 17, 2011, the MESSENGER spacecraft — built and operated by APL — made history when it became the first to orbit the innermost planet.
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A Colorado man wears two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

Amputee Makes History by Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs
A Colorado man became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.
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A Standard Missile-6 launch

Test Demonstrates Standard Missile-6 Effectiveness and Versatility
A recent Navy test showed the ability of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to detect and engage a subsonic, low-altitude target over land.
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