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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 NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space International Space Station

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.

From TheJournal.ie NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020 Star Tours

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake' Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

From TheJournal.ie US says it will send astronauts back to the moon within the next five years One Small Step For Trump

US says it will send astronauts back to the moon within the next five years

Vice President Mike Pence has said failure to return to the moon by 2024 is “not an option”.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa scraps first ever all-women spacewalk due to lack of available spacesuits to fit them Spaced Out

Nasa scraps first ever all-women spacewalk due to lack of available spacesuits to fit them

Nasa said it does its best to anticipate the spacesuit sizes, but that a person’s body may change when they’re in orbit.

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station NASA

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

From TheJournal.ie A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley' Capsule This post contains videos

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'

The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa stepping up plans to go back to the moon... and stay there this time Walking On The Moon

Nasa stepping up plans to go back to the moon... and stay there this time

The last person to walk on the moon was Eugene Cernan in December 1972, and Nasa wants to change that.

From TheJournal.ie After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead Mission Complete

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied New Horizons

Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied

The cosmic object – known as Ultima Thule – is about the size of the US capital, Washington, and orbits in the Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied New Horizons

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied

The spacecraft’s closest approach to the cosmic object, known as Ultima Thule, comes 1 January at 5.33am.

From TheJournal.ie Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate Research

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch Interstellar

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch

Voyager 2 is now more than 18 billion kilometres from Earth.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week Martian Task

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week

We have the details on what its next few weeks will be like.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer Mars

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

A lovely sight this grim morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet Mars Landing This post contains videos

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet

More than half of 43 attempts to reach Mars with rovers, orbiters and probes have failed.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about the moon? Out Of This World

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing International Space Station

'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing

The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award The Farthest

Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award

The American awards recognise excellence in the television industry.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice Frickin Laser Beams

Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice

The $1 billion probe blasted off this morning.

From TheJournal.ie A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target In Sight This post contains videos

A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target

The asteroid named Bennu is about the size of a mountain.

From TheJournal.ie NASA's Parker probe has finally gotten off the ground - and is headed for the Sun We Have Liftoff

NASA's Parker probe has finally gotten off the ground - and is headed for the Sun

After an aborted launch yesterday, the Parker space probe finally got its seven-year mission to the Sun under way this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hold, hold, hold' - Technical hitch discovered two minutes before launch sees NASA Sun mission cancelled We Have A Problem

'Hold, hold, hold' - Technical hitch discovered two minutes before launch sees NASA Sun mission cancelled

The launch will be attempted again tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars Life On Mars

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars

The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

From TheJournal.ie NASA launches spacecraft designed to find planets that might support life New Life?

NASA launches spacecraft designed to find planets that might support life

The satellite is expected to catalogue thousands of planets.

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments Dragon

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

From TheJournal.ie Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died 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.

From TheJournal.ie Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay Life On Mars This post contains videos

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay

Nasa scientists say that examining the way the island sprung up could shed light on if there’s any life on Mars.

From TheJournal.ie Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond' To Boldly Go

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland Rain Rain Go Away

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

From TheJournal.ie An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning Not Armageddon

An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning

Asteroid TC4 will pass uncomfortably close to Earth just before 7am tomorrow morning according to Nasa.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's Cassini probe burns up like a meteor on 'death plunge' into Saturn The Final Frontier

Nasa's Cassini probe burns up like a meteor on 'death plunge' into Saturn

More than 1,500 people jammed Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California to watch.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft The Farthest

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft

We talked to the film’s director, Emer Reynolds.

From TheJournal.ie Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: The solar eclipse had all of America gazing upwards this evening Best Eclipse Period

Pictures: The solar eclipse had all of America gazing upwards this evening

“We have to start eating salad and be healthy if we want to make it till the next eclipse,” one observer said.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse Lights Out

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week International Space University

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week

The International Space University is hosting its 30th Space Studies Program at CIT this summer.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope' Walking In Space This post contains videos

'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.

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