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Get your hands on NASA software code

Science fans and space junkies alike can now access code for a range of NASA projects. Who knows? It could help you accomplish your next mission.

By Apr. 18, 2014

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Police: Man sent up drone to view fatal crash scene

Connecticut police say the FAA is investigating a drone equipped with a camera that appeared over the scene of a car crash. Was it being used for commercial or even journalistic purposes?

By Feb. 7, 2014

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NASA: The most well-traveled 55-year-old ever

As the space agency turns 55 today, Crave's Eric Mack takes a visual tour of the legacy created so far.

By Jul. 29, 2013

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Aiming sky high in global balloon challenge

A team of Stanford students did something they think no one ever has before -- take a photograph of a high-altitude balloon from one even higher. And that might be enough to come out on top in the Global Space Balloon Challenge.

By Apr. 24, 2014

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Purdue students charged with switching prof's keyboard to improve grades

Three Purdue students have been accused of entering their professor's computer and changing their grades -- even A to A+. They're said to have switched out the professor's keyboard to log keystrokes and glean passwords.

By Jun. 15, 2013

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Skunk Works: 70 years of cutting-edge aircraft

In June 1943, Lockheed made a bold pitch to the U.S. Army that it could build a jet fighter, and build it fast. Since then, the Skunk Works has conjured up the U-2, the SR-71, the F-117, and more, and it's still going strong.

By Jun. 23, 2013

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Robotic space 'hedgehogs' under development

The next generation of space exploration rovers may look more like spiky little animals than oversize off-road vehicles.

By Jan. 2, 2013

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NASA reveals strange, bomberlike planes of 2025

NASA images of designs presented by various designers show that the commercial planes of 2025 are curious, wonderful, and slightly militaristic.

By Jan. 15, 2011

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Life on Mars: Down but not out says Mars Society founder

Despite the disappointing lack of methane findings reported Thursday from NASA's Curiosity rover, Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society says that hope is not lost for finding life on the red planet.

By Sep. 22, 2013