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Furloughs are expected to impact several federal science programs, but essential services related to nation's safety and defense will be unaffected.
NASA conducts a dramatic test of new helicopter safety equipment by dropping a fuselage full of dummies and capturing it all on video.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look at the high-tech research and development going on inside the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
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.
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.
NASA leaves some more debris on the lunar surface by intentionally crashing a spacecraft...for science.