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Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
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Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Sat 3:30 PM 23,690 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
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Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,129 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
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SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,877 Views 60 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
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'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,390 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

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

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 7,281 Views 29 Comments

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

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule
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SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

Aug 14th 2018, 7:49 AM 9,391 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,392 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Mar 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 28,326 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Jan 15th 2016, 7:52 PM 22,423 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2015, 7:54 PM 10,519 Views 15 Comments

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,866 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2015, 8:45 AM 10,077 Views 45 Comments

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

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS
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WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS

Feb 25th 2015, 4:10 PM 9,533 Views 6 Comments

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

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history
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These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

Jan 28th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,663 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2014, 2:38 PM 11,787 Views 56 Comments

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

Nov 8th 2014, 11:30 AM 2,893 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 40,525 Views 16 Comments

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts
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Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts

Sep 16th 2014, 10:15 PM 7,279 Views 15 Comments

SpaceX is headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.

Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space
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Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space

Aug 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,363 Views 8 Comments

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

This Durex advert for 'female orgasm enhancer' is absolutely excellent
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# What A Scream

This Durex advert for 'female orgasm enhancer' is absolutely excellent

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:00 PM 9,724 Views 0 Comments

*applause*

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study
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Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Mar 29th 2014, 4:15 PM 8,622 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:45 AM 11,720 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,101 Views 25 Comments

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.

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race
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Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

Dec 22nd 2013, 10:30 AM 6,258 Views 40 Comments

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

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs
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Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs

Dec 21st 2013, 7:53 PM 9,749 Views 15 Comments

The lads might get Christmas day off now.

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts
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These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

Jun 17th 2013, 7:20 PM 10,277 Views 23 Comments

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.

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station
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Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station

Apr 25th 2013, 9:46 AM 10,268 Views 32 Comments

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

Snapshot: There are 2 astronauts at Villa Park proclaiming their love for Christian Benteke
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Snapshot: There are 2 astronauts at Villa Park proclaiming their love for Christian Benteke

Mar 4th 2013, 8:17 PM 1,820 Views 0 Comments

Must be hot in those suits.

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

Nov 3rd 2012, 4:34 PM 11,184 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2012, 3:10 PM 4,643 Views 4 Comments

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.

International Space Station saved by toothbrush
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International Space Station saved by toothbrush

Sep 7th 2012, 3:23 PM 10,236 Views 19 Comments

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

Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes
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Life in space - through the astronauts' eyes

Sep 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 13,791 Views 19 Comments

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?
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# Down Time

What do astronauts do in their time off?

Aug 13th 2012, 4:23 PM 5,258 Views 9 Comments

Play with yo-yos, of course.

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab
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Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

Jun 24th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,893 Views 7 Comments

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
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Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Mar 13th 2012, 5:26 PM 248 Views 4 Comments

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?
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# Job Fairy

Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut?

Jan 7th 2012, 11:10 AM 2,967 Views 25 Comments

NASA is hiring.

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station
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# Space Shuttle

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

Jul 10th 2011, 3:43 PM 409 Views 1 Comment

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

ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space
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ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space

May 24th 2011, 10:00 AM 504 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2011, 5:38 PM 2,377 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2011, 11:57 AM 520 Views 0 Comments

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

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