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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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How NASA reinvented the tortilla, and other tales of food in space

What are NASA's secret recipes for feeding hungry astronauts when they're in orbit? CNET Road Trip 2014 bellied up to the space agency's Food Lab to find out.

By July 7, 2014

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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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New DNA stool test almost as good as dreaded colonoscopy

The noninvasive test is pretty accurate at finding colon cancer -- not as good as a colonoscopy, but you can take it at home.

By March 19, 2014

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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

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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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Startled frog photobombs Minotaur 5 rocket

In a viral photograph, a Virginia frog has been caught taking one giant leap for amphibian kind.

By September 12, 2013

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NASA probe takes off to solve moon dust mystery

What was responsible for the eerie lunar glow reported by the crew of Apollo 17? The LADEE probe is on its way to the moon to find out.

By September 6, 2013

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SpaceX supply ship prepped for Friday launch to station

Loaded with more than 2,300 pounds of equipment, spare parts, and crew supplies, an unmanned SpaceX cargo ship is prepped for blastoff on a space station resupply mission.

By February 28, 2013