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How NASA trains astronauts 40 feet underwater

Before they get to the Space Station, astronauts spend hours at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. CNET Road Trip 2014 dives in for a visit.

By July 6, 2014

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Shutdown will largely shutter NASA, other science projects

Furloughs are expected to impact several federal science programs, but essential services related to nation's safety and defense will be unaffected.

By September 30, 2013

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NASA drops a helicopter on purpose, for science

NASA conducts a dramatic test of new helicopter safety equipment by dropping a fuselage full of dummies and capturing it all on video.

By August 29, 2013

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NASA celebrates the 40th anniversary of Skylab (pictures)

From Earth and sun observations to the evaluation of man's ability to live for long durations in space, Skylab paved the way for every mission that followed.

25 Images By May 12, 2013

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Intel science contest picks 40 high school seniors as finalists

Chosen for their scientific prowess, the finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search will compete in March for the top prize of $100,000.

By January 23, 2013

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Aging NASA science satellite on call to confirm Mars landing

The Curiosity Mars rover will be on its own when it attempts to land on the red planet, but scientists and engineers hope to have a ringside seat thanks to an aging NASA science satellite.

By July 31, 2012

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Falling science satellite poses little risk, NASA says

An old NASA satellite is expected to fall back into the atmosphere late this month, resulting in a shower of debris, more than 1,000 pounds of which will hit the ground. But experts say public risk is minimal.

By September 9, 2011

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NASA releases iPad app for science research

The free application lets users access "science visualizations" taken with the government organization's satellites. The app will be updated with new editorials twice per week.

By July 26, 2011

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NASA science satellite lost in $424 million launch failure

The Glory satellite, designed to measure solar energy reaching Earth's atmosphere and the effects of aerosols on global climate, crashes into the south Pacific Ocean.

By March 4, 2011

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Photos: NASA's science, tech showcase

A look at the high-tech research and development going on inside the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

11 Images By June 29, 2009