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From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force' Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

From The42 Clinching back to back All-Ireland senior football titles is the last hurdle for this Dublin team to cross Final Frontier

Clinching back to back All-Ireland senior football titles is the last hurdle for this Dublin team to cross

Retain Sam next Sunday and they are up there with the greats, says Ray Cosgrove.

From TheJournal.ie So this is what the dark side of the moon looks like Space Video

So this is what the dark side of the moon looks like

A new view from a million miles away.

From TheJournal.ie Take a look at Pluto as you've never seen it Final Frontier

Take a look at Pluto as you've never seen it

As no-one has ever seen it really – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is currently as close to the distant (former) planet as any probe in history.

From TheJournal.ie Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space 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.

From TheJournal.ie 16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe Hubble At 25

16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe

We have much to thank Hubble for at its 25th birthday.

From TheJournal.ie 5 incredible supernovas captured in space (and how you could spot one too) Amateur Astronomer
From TheJournal.ie These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth 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.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa cancels satellite launch with just 46 seconds to go Up Up And Away

Nasa cancels satellite launch with just 46 seconds to go

The spacecraft will orbit at 705 kilometres above Earth and will provide the first complete picture of the effects of climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie Greetings Earthlings

Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie

“This is me at work #busy #casualTuesday #cantwaittilpayday”

This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is on the case.

From TheJournal.ie This is the most colourful photo ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope Hubble Hubble
From TheJournal.ie Scientists discover planet that is more like Earth than any other planet (but still not that similar) Brother From Another Mother
From TheJournal.ie A NASA spacecraft has witnessed the birth of a 'new moon' in the rings of Saturn Whole Of The Moon

A NASA spacecraft has witnessed the birth of a 'new moon' in the rings of Saturn

“We have not seen anything like this before,” said one scientist.

From TheJournal.ie NASA is asking you to vote on what the next spacesuit looks like To Boldly Go
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 Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials Final Frontier

Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials

Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.

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 One small step: China lands spacecraft on the moon Final Frontier

One small step: China lands spacecraft on the moon

It is the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has landed on the moon.

From TheJournal.ie From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen Final Frontier

From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen

From a man on the moon to space wonderlust, black holes and incredible aliens.

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study Red Planet

Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study

New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover found only tiny amounts of methane gas in the atmosphere, making it unlikely that there was life on Mars.

From TheJournal.ie Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever... Galaxy Quest

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the centre of our galaxy. Turns out it’s shaped a bit like a peanut…

From TheJournal.ie Space rat! Bob Geldof could become first Irishman in space Space

Space rat! Bob Geldof could become first Irishman in space

The Boomtown Rats front-man accepted to offer to go up to space as part of the commercial Space Expedition Corporation flight.

From TheJournal.ie Are humans or robots the future of space travel? Final Frontier This post contains videos

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's space monkey doesn't look happy Monkey Business

Iran's space monkey doesn't look happy

This little guy is the Yuri Gagarin of Iran’s monkeys. He looks pretty unhappy about that, though.

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 Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth Final Frontier

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars Mars Landing This post contains images

PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars

It took eight years of work, more than €2 billion, and just a bit of luck, but Curiosity touched down on Mars just after 6.30am Irish time.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today Mars Landing
From TheJournal.ie Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre Final Frontier This post contains videos

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre

NASA gave Google Maps photographers unprecedented access to the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world? Final Frontier

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space? Final Frontier

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

From TheJournal.ie Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto Space

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto

The irregular-shaped moon is less than 23 km wide, according to NASA. No wonder they never spotted it before now…

From TheJournal.ie Want to ask the head of NASA some questions? Here's how. Final Frontier

Want to ask the head of NASA some questions? Here's how.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be in Dublin next week and he’ll be answering questions from people on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system? Final Frontier

Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system?

The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…

From TheJournal.ie And here is the view from space... View From Above This post contains videos

And here is the view from space...

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

From TheJournal.ie What does the cockpit of a space shuttle look like? Final Frontier

What does the cockpit of a space shuttle look like?

The space shuttle Endeavour flew its last mission in May 2011. Here’s what it looks like on the inside.

From TheJournal.ie NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve Space

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve

The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.