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Bill Nye the Science Guy to orbit on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Following the great, if not successful, tech tradition of Mark Cuban and Steve Wozniak, Bill Nye will be joining Snooki to strut his stuff.

By September 4, 2013

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Orbital's Antares rocket makes successful test flight

The Antares launched smoothly from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility and released a simulated cargo ship. It's slated to follow SpaceX's Falcon 9 as a commercial ISS resupply craft.

By April 21, 2013

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Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16.

By January 9, 2013

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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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Ambitious Mars Science Lab rover set for Saturday launch

After a break for Thanksgiving, NASA plans to launch a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to Mars for a long-awaited mission to look for evidence of carbon compounds and past or present habitability.

By November 24, 2011

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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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Stem cell order tests science-politics relationship

Democrats charged during the Bush administration that science research became politicized. Obama's presidential memorandum signed this week promises to avoid that pitfall. Will it work?

By March 10, 2009

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LA approves $7.2 million Google Apps deal

The city's contract for Google Apps requires that integration provider Computer Sciences Corp. promise to pay a penalty if there is a security breach.

By October 27, 2009

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NASA plans three spacewalks for crucial repairs on space station

After a faulty pump for the space station's cooling system goes on the fritz, astronauts must venture outside the station to replace the machine.

By December 17, 2013

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NASA's Nexus-made small satellite phones home

PhoneSat 2.4, the satellite made from a Nexus S smartphone, has called home saying it's A-OK.

By December 8, 2013