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#Space Station

From TheJournal.ie Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific Tiangong-1

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

The remote location of its landing made it difficult for stargazers to witness the event.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days Tiangong-1

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days

Chinese authorities said it will offer a “splendid” show similar to a meteor shower.

From TheJournal.ie Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas Do Not Panic

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas

One expert said the odds of being struck by space debris are 10 million times less likely than getting hit by lightening.

From TheJournal.ie "Landing has taken place!": Three astronauts return to earth after 115 days in space Soyuz Craft

"Landing has taken place!": Three astronauts return to earth after 115 days in space

Footage from the landing site on NASA television showed Rubins smiling after she was hoisted out last from the Soyuz descent module.

From TheJournal.ie Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station Friends In High Places This post contains videos

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station

In fairness to him, he got his wish in the end.

From TheJournal.ie Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE Up In The Air
From TheJournal.ie All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up International Space Station

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

From TheJournal.ie This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space Zero Gravity

This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space

*Provided you’ve figured out a way to travel into space.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos ISS

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians Blame Game

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.

From TheJournal.ie A bit of Limerick has been sent to space (...sort of) It's Ok To Experiment

A bit of Limerick has been sent to space (...sort of)

Four Limerick students have had their experiment sent to the International Space Station, thanks to NASA.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts on the International Space Station are finally getting an espresso machine Ground Control

Astronauts on the International Space Station are finally getting an espresso machine

The specially designed espresso machine will be able to serve hot, freshly brewed coffee while in zero gravity.

From TheJournal.ie US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts Crimea Crisis

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

Astronaut sends wonderful Irish St. Patrick's Day greeting from space

Spot the lad in the green hat.

From TheJournal.ie As anticipated, the obligatory pic of Chris Hadfield supping a Guinness has just landed Photo Op This post contains images

As anticipated, the obligatory pic of Chris Hadfield supping a Guinness has just landed

Once he’s not planning on piloting any spaceships this evening, perhaps we should let him away with it…

From TheJournal.ie From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost New Mission

From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost

The astronaut will spend the next few days as a ‘tourist’ as part of a promotional drive aimed at reaching his million-plus Twitter followers.

From TheJournal.ie Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm Space

Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm

If you miss the chase tonight, you’ll have a chance next week.

From TheJournal.ie NASA's successor to the Space Shuttle completes tests over dry lake bed Strings Attached

NASA's successor to the Space Shuttle completes tests over dry lake bed

It’s planned the Dream Chaser will be used to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. A trial version of the craft successfully ran through tests yesterday – assisted by an odd-looking helicopter.

How astronauts wash their hair in space (GIFs)

A zero-gravity tutorial.

Here's Commander Hadfield's first Earth meal after months in space

“The smell is like an old friend.” Can you guess what he went for?

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts repair International Space Station’s ammonia leak in spacewalk Space Station

Astronauts repair International Space Station’s ammonia leak in spacewalk

Six-and-a-half hours of work was needed to repair a pump which is thought to have caused the ammonia leak on board the ISS.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very serious' ammonia leak outside International Space Station Leak

'Very serious' ammonia leak outside International Space Station

Officials are now considering whether to send ISS crew members into open space to fix the leak.

From TheJournal.ie Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet Rude Planet

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

From TheJournal.ie Astronaut Chris Hadfield: 'A tremendous honour' to command ISS Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield: 'A tremendous honour' to command ISS

The inspirational Canadian is into his first full day as Commander of the International Space Station – the first from his home country to take on the role.

From TheJournal.ie ISS to blaze across sky this evening Look Up

ISS to blaze across sky this evening

Spot the space station pass over at 5.17 and 6.53pm.

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 Spacewalk to find ammonia leak as astronauts dodge space junk Space Station

Spacewalk to find ammonia leak as astronauts dodge space junk

Space station dodged a menacing piece of orbiting junk yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight ISS

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight

This will be one of the last chances to see it until later this year, Astronomy Ireland has said.

From TheJournal.ie New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet Space

New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet

See the first colour photograph of the pale blue bot.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Ambitious China launches first space laboratory China This post contains videos

Watch: Ambitious China launches first space laboratory

China plans to have a space station launched by the beginning of the next decade.