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Mars digger declared defunct after failing to burrow into planet
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Mars digger declared defunct after failing to burrow into planet

Thu 10:35 PM 41,350 Views 35 Comments

The digger was supposed to dig 16ft into Mars but only drilled down a couple of feet.

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 25,299 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show
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Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show

Dec 4th 2020, 10:50 PM 50,194 Views 20 Comments

Last Friday, Adam spoke about his love of space and his ambition to work for NASA.

NASA shares special message with Adam from the Toy Show
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NASA shares special message with Adam from the Toy Show

Nov 29th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,377 Views 21 Comments

Adam, whose wish is to work with NASA when he’s older, appeared on the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night.

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find
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More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find

Oct 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 32,295 Views 32 Comments

The findings may have implications for future missions to the moon.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?

Oct 25th 2020, 10:00 PM 68,639 Views 41 Comments

NASA is to announce “new science results” about the Moon tomorrow.

NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft
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NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft

Oct 24th 2020, 3:08 PM 28,707 Views 15 Comments

The probe is thought to have collected some 400 grams of fragments, far more than the minimum of 60 grams needed.

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
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'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 17,949 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission
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Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission

Updated Aug 2nd 2020, 7:56 PM 59,930 Views 32 Comments

The capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at the expected time of 7.48pm.

Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years
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Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years

Aug 1st 2020, 3:55 PM 33,133 Views 32 Comments

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to come back to Earth tomorrow evening.

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
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NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,347 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

'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 17,381 Views 27 Comments

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

'Houston, we have a problem': Apollo 13 astronauts hail 'miraculous recovery' on 50th anniversary
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'Houston, we have a problem': Apollo 13 astronauts hail 'miraculous recovery' on 50th anniversary

Apr 12th 2020, 11:34 AM 23,682 Views 22 Comments

“I’m still alive. As long as I can keep breathing, I’m good,” mission commander Jim Lovell (92) said.

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch
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Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch

Mar 5th 2020, 10:47 PM 10,036 Views 5 Comments

It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle on the Red Planet.

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
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A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 13th 2020, 4:07 PM 2,675 Views 3 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman
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Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

Feb 6th 2020, 1:08 PM 13,109 Views 11 Comments

Christina Koch also made history as one half of the first-ever all-woman spacewalk.

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission
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Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 17,612 Views 16 Comments

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

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 7,278 Views 29 Comments

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

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space
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NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Aug 24th 2019, 5:01 PM 52,726 Views 39 Comments

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

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
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NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Jun 7th 2019, 7:11 PM 10,738 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,785 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,977 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2019, 3:20 PM 12,714 Views 15 Comments

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

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

Mar 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 18,779 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 10:50 AM 11,047 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2019, 10:32 PM 16,548 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 7:42 AM 18,891 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2019, 10:48 AM 20,846 Views 34 Comments

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.

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

Dec 28th 2018, 7:08 PM 21,215 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 49,957 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 10:08 AM 50,805 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2018, 10:00 AM 16,719 Views 13 Comments

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

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer
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Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

Nov 27th 2018, 9:31 AM 66,265 Views 78 Comments

A lovely sight this grim morning.

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

Nov 26th 2018, 8:41 PM 16,413 Views 26 Comments

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

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

Oct 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 46,635 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2018, 11:04 AM 15,774 Views 57 Comments

The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.

Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award
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Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award

Oct 2nd 2018, 10:47 AM 11,313 Views 23 Comments

The American awards recognise excellence in the television industry.

Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice
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Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice

Sep 15th 2018, 2:58 PM 6,074 Views 17 Comments

The $1 billion probe blasted off this morning.

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

Aug 24th 2018, 10:30 PM 14,337 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Aug 12th 2018, 9:32 AM 17,355 Views 29 Comments

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

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