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#Astronauts

From TheJournal.ie Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk Space

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule SpaceX

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

From TheJournal.ie Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space Ground Control To Major Tom

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space

You’ll get taller, but your vision might suffer.

From TheJournal.ie Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short Space

Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short

“I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.”

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS Gravity

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

From TheJournal.ie What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out Under The Sea

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

From TheJournal.ie If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet? Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?

NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS In A Vacuum This post contains videos

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS

It might make you think your own job is a bit underwhelming…

From TheJournal.ie These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history Space Exploration This post contains images

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

On this day in 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch.

From TheJournal.ie 'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars COLONISATION

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

Astronauts put a GoPro in a water bubble, just because they can

The resulting video is very cool. Space is CRAZY, yo.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online Out Of This World

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

From TheJournal.ie Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts Us Flight

Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts

SpaceX is headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.

From TheJournal.ie Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space Counting Sheep

Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space

An astronaut during spaceflight gets just under six hours sleep on shuttle missions.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

From TheJournal.ie So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars? Mission Improbable

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?

From TheJournal.ie Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing Red Planning

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.

From TheJournal.ie Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race Final Frontier

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

From TheJournal.ie Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs NASA

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs

The lads might get Christmas day off now.

From TheJournal.ie These people are NASA's eight new astronauts NASA

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.

From TheJournal.ie Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station Space

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station

The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.

From The42 Snapshot: There are 2 astronauts at Villa Park proclaiming their love for Christian Benteke Astronauts
From TheJournal.ie Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station Look Up

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included Space

SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included

The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.

From TheJournal.ie International Space Station saved by toothbrush NASA

International Space Station saved by toothbrush

The crew managed to fix a serious power problem with the makeshift tool on Wednesday after a six and a half hour space walk.

From TheJournal.ie Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes Space This post contains images

Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes

What was life like on an early NASA space mission? We look at archive photos taken by the crew themselves to find out.

What do astronauts do in their time off? Down Time This post contains videos

What do astronauts do in their time off?

Play with yo-yos, of course.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab Space

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut? Job Fairy This post contains videos
Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station Space Shuttle This post contains videos

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

From TheJournal.ie ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space Astronauts

ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space

Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station.

From TheJournal.ie Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts Space Cowboy

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts

‘Spaceline’ launches search for pilots to lead its commercial space trips – “prior spaceflight experience is an advantage”.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space Spaceflight

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space

Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.

From TheJournal.ie Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage home Shuttle

Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage home

After more than three decades of service, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery is completing its final mission.