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# Apollo 11
Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90
Michael Collins piloted the orbiting command module as his colleages landed on the Moon.
# Star Man
Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut
Branson says he has increased his fitness training by playing tennis four times a day.
# to boldly grow
Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space
His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.
# RIP
Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died
He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack.
# Peggy Whitson
Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth
Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.
# walking in space
'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'
A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.
# medical reasons
Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole
The second man on the moon was there as part of a tourist group.
# Astronaut
First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump
Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.
# looking well
This astronaut just took a gorgeous photo of Ireland from space to celebrate Paddy's Day
Beautiful.
# is there anybody out there?
'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space
Tim Peake, the first Briton to visit the ISS, phoned the wrong number from space yesterday.
# peakey blinder
UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station
The 43-year-old said he would call his relatives from space to wish them a merry Christmas.
# Aurora
The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space...
The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.
# final frontier
Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space
They launched a crowdfunding campaign today and hope the ‘sexploration’ will begin in 2016.
# FINDING NEEMO
Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea - but they aren't using it to explore the ocean
Before you can become an astronaut – you need to learn how to be an aquanaut.
# Out of this World
This Dublin artist's amazing astronaut mural is Chris Hadfield-approved
Is there higher praise than that? We don’t think so.
# Up In The Air
This teen sent her astronaut dad a desert message he could see from space
Advertising done right.
Can you spot the astronaut space-walking in this picture?
Get your glasses out.
# space dogs
This astronaut's amazing NASA portrait just needs to be seen
Every photo should have more dogs.
# Optimism
Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015
“Our world is a better place than we often claim it to be.”
# Space Oddity
Ireland's favourite astronaut is back in town...
… and he’s brought his guitar.
# final frontier
These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth
Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.
# ISS
Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos
A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.
# fair-ly far away city
Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station
‘Mon the Dubs!
# reid wiseman
Ever wonder what lightning on Earth looks like from space?
It’s been captured in Vine format, something astronauts on the ISS are mad for these days.
# final frontier
This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space
Astronaut Reid Wiseman is on the case.
# waterford whispers
Whoops... Media outlets duped by North Korea 'rocket to the sun' story
A raft of sites have been taken by the ‘Waterford Whispers’ report on North Korea’s out-of-this-world claims — including our own Sunday World.
# new mission
From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost
The astronaut will spend the next few days as a ‘tourist’ as part of a promotional drive aimed at reaching his million-plus Twitter followers.
# Space Oddity
Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays with The Chieftains again...on Earth
They previously played together while Cmdr Hadfield was still aboard the ISS.
# Star Man
Here's when you can finally meet Commander Chris Hadfield
He’ll be signing copies of his new book in Dublin next month.
# to boldly go
Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space
The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets. It will continue to drift across the galaxy, carrying discs of greetings from planet Earth…
# Star Man
Commander Chris Hadfield is coming to Ireland
He’ll need to brush up on his Gaeilge.
# NASA
7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply
Here’s the full correspondence, as revealed by Dexter’s dad.
# Space
Finglas student bids to become first Irish man in space
Seán Corcoran, a second year Software Engineering student from Finglas, will battle it out against 200 other potential astronauts from across Ireland and Britain for the chance to board a space flight next year.
# Om nom nom
Here's Commander Hadfield's first Earth meal after months in space
“The smell is like an old friend.” Can you guess what he went for?
Voices
Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts
With photos shared on social media and down-to-earth video interviews, Commander Chris Hadfield is surely inspiring many young people to become astronauts and to work in other areas of the space industry, writes Colm Quinn.
# at the movies
“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes
Last Day on Mars by Ruairí Robinson stars Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai and has been selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight at Cannes.
# ground control to major tom
'My daughter is in Ireland': Astronaut Chris Hadfield says 'ask me anything'
Here are our nine favourite questions and responses from the International Space Station
Voices
Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut
Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.
# space stew
PIC: The "delicious" food astronauts eat in space
Yum.
# Space
Pic: This is what Dublin looks like from space
We’re not half bad looking from far away…