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Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90
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Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90

Apr 28th 2021, 6:39 PM 22,298 Views 57 Comments

Michael Collins piloted the orbiting command module as his colleages landed on the Moon.

Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut
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Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut

May 26th 2018, 11:41 AM 6,679 Views 20 Comments

Branson says he has increased his fitness training by playing tennis four times a day.

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space
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Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space

Jan 10th 2018, 2:45 PM 28,889 Views 26 Comments

His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died
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Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:19 PM 19,347 Views 21 Comments

He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack.

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth
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Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:57 AM 13,135 Views 7 Comments

Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'
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# Walking In Space

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,479 Views 10 Comments

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole
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# Medical Reasons

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole

Dec 1st 2016, 4:10 PM 19,839 Views 44 Comments

The second man on the moon was there as part of a tourist group.

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump
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First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump

Oct 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 25,965 Views 25 Comments

Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.

This astronaut just took a gorgeous photo of Ireland from space to celebrate Paddy's Day
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# Looking Well

This astronaut just took a gorgeous photo of Ireland from space to celebrate Paddy's Day

Mar 17th 2016, 3:34 PM 8,697 Views 6 Comments

Beautiful.

'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space
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# Is There Anybody Out There?

'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space

Dec 26th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,680 Views 14 Comments

Tim Peake, the first Briton to visit the ISS, phoned the wrong number from space yesterday.

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station
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UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station

Dec 15th 2015, 6:43 PM 15,322 Views 39 Comments

The 43-year-old said he would call his relatives from space to wish them a merry Christmas.

The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space...
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The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space...

Aug 17th 2015, 11:44 AM 10,762 Views 10 Comments

The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.

Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space
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Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space

Jun 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 25,536 Views 80 Comments

They launched a crowdfunding campaign today and hope the ‘sexploration’ will begin in 2016.

Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea - but they aren't using it to explore the ocean
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# FINDING NEEMO

Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea - but they aren't using it to explore the ocean

Jun 10th 2015, 7:12 PM 11,698 Views 17 Comments

Before you can become an astronaut – you need to learn how to be an aquanaut.

This Dublin artist's amazing astronaut mural is Chris Hadfield-approved
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# Out Of This World

This Dublin artist's amazing astronaut mural is Chris Hadfield-approved

Apr 17th 2015, 2:33 PM 5,419 Views 0 Comments

Is there higher praise than that? We don’t think so.

This teen sent her astronaut dad a desert message he could see from space
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# Up In The Air

This teen sent her astronaut dad a desert message he could see from space

Apr 14th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,094 Views 4 Comments

Advertising done right.

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Can you spot the astronaut space-walking in this picture?

Mar 4th 2015, 8:30 PM 20,008 Views 24 Comments

Get your glasses out.

This astronaut's amazing NASA portrait just needs to be seen
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# Space Dogs

This astronaut's amazing NASA portrait just needs to be seen

Jan 29th 2015, 11:21 AM 3,814 Views 0 Comments

Every photo should have more dogs.

Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015
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# Optimism

Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015

Dec 29th 2014, 2:32 PM 1,966 Views 2 Comments

“Our world is a better place than we often claim it to be.”

Ireland's favourite astronaut is back in town...
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Ireland's favourite astronaut is back in town...

Dec 13th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,959 Views 24 Comments

… and he’s brought his guitar.

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth
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These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth

Nov 29th 2014, 3:58 PM 13,157 Views 17 Comments

Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos
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Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos

Nov 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 9,114 Views 15 Comments

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station
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Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station

Nov 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 24,791 Views 40 Comments

‘Mon the Dubs!

Ever wonder what lightning on Earth looks like from space?
# Reid Wiseman
# Reid Wiseman

Ever wonder what lightning on Earth looks like from space?

Jun 27th 2014, 10:26 PM 15,132 Views 15 Comments

It’s been captured in Vine format, something astronauts on the ISS are mad for these days.

This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space
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# Final Frontier

This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space

Jun 7th 2014, 11:38 AM 2,917 Views 3 Comments

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is on the case.

Whoops... Media outlets duped by North Korea 'rocket to the sun' story
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# Waterford Whispers

Whoops... Media outlets duped by North Korea 'rocket to the sun' story

Jan 25th 2014, 8:03 PM 70,694 Views 35 Comments

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.

From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost
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From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost

Jan 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 13,936 Views 31 Comments

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.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays with The Chieftains again...on Earth
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# Space Oddity

Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays with The Chieftains again...on Earth

Dec 16th 2013, 9:28 AM 1,443 Views 0 Comments

They previously played together while Cmdr Hadfield was still aboard the ISS.

Here's when you can finally meet Commander Chris Hadfield
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# Star Man

Here's when you can finally meet Commander Chris Hadfield

Nov 28th 2013, 2:24 PM 2,699 Views 2 Comments

He’ll be signing copies of his new book in Dublin next month.

Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space
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Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

Sep 12th 2013, 8:34 PM 8,558 Views 98 Comments

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…

Commander Chris Hadfield is coming to Ireland
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# Star Man

Commander Chris Hadfield is coming to Ireland

Aug 16th 2013, 6:45 PM 14,962 Views 27 Comments

He’ll need to brush up on his Gaeilge.

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply
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# NASA

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply

Jul 12th 2013, 12:15 PM 3,641 Views 2 Comments

Here’s the full correspondence, as revealed by Dexter’s dad.

Finglas student bids to become first Irish man in space
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Finglas student bids to become first Irish man in space

Jul 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,450 Views 32 Comments

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.

Here's Commander Hadfield's first Earth meal after months in space
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# Om Nom Nom

Here's Commander Hadfield's first Earth meal after months in space

May 15th 2013, 6:32 PM 1,675 Views 1 Comment

“The smell is like an old friend.” Can you guess what he went for?

Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts
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Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts

May 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 247 Views 5 Comments

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.

“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes
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“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes

Apr 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,212 Views 11 Comments

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.

'My daughter is in Ireland': Astronaut Chris Hadfield says 'ask me anything'
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# Ground Control To Major Tom

'My daughter is in Ireland': Astronaut Chris Hadfield says 'ask me anything'

Feb 18th 2013, 12:37 PM 46,683 Views 6 Comments

Here are our nine favourite questions and responses from the International Space Station

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut
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Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 460 Views 63 Comments

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.

PIC: The "delicious" food astronauts eat in space
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# Space Stew

PIC: The "delicious" food astronauts eat in space

Jan 14th 2013, 2:15 PM 7,958 Views 20 Comments

Yum.

Pic: This is what Dublin looks like from space
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Pic: This is what Dublin looks like from space

Jan 6th 2013, 11:45 AM 28,099 Views 51 Comments

We’re not half bad looking from far away…

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