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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NASA kick-starting lunar science

At the Lunar Science Institute in Silicon Valley, the space agency is conducting and funding the research that will help make it possible to bring man back to the moon.

By June 13, 2009


Lunar science takes off at NASA

With NASA just days away from launching its LCROSS lunar observation satellite, CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman headed to the Lunar Science Institute to hear what the new agency is up to.

10 Images By June 13, 2009


NASA crashes spacecraft into moon at 3,600 mph

NASA leaves some more debris on the lunar surface by intentionally crashing a spacecraft...for science.

By April 18, 2014