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'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
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'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:44 AM 7,916 Views 14 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station
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Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 3:51 PM 11,935 Views 17 Comments

It is China’s first crewed space venture in five years.

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific
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Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:48 AM 18,276 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 30th 2018, 10:36 AM 14,306 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 8:45 PM 22,555 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Oct 30th 2016, 5:55 PM 19,577 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2016, 12:36 PM 16,602 Views 73 Comments

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

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE
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Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE

Mar 11th 2016, 8:39 AM 12,058 Views 12 Comments

Great work.

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE
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# Up In The Air

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE

Mar 10th 2016, 4:36 PM 3,073 Views 0 Comments

Great work.

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

Oct 28th 2015, 10:18 PM 30,132 Views 58 Comments

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

This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space
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This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space

Sep 8th 2015, 10:44 AM 8,068 Views 12 Comments

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

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos
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Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos

Nov 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 9,114 Views 15 Comments

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

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

Oct 30th 2014, 9:01 AM 12,546 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 11:13 AM 6,038 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2014, 4:27 PM 6,574 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,330 Views 35 Comments

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
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# Lá Fhéile Pádraig

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

Mar 18th 2014, 8:21 AM 2,816 Views 2 Comments

Spot the lad in the green hat.

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

Jan 10th 2014, 4:26 PM 19,292 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Jan 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 13,936 Views 31 Comments

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.

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 4:39 PM 28,162 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 10:18 PM 16,013 Views 31 Comments

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)
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# Rinse And Repeat

How astronauts wash their hair in space (GIFs)

Jul 11th 2013, 9:55 AM 2,587 Views 0 Comments

A zero-gravity tutorial.

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

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

May 15th 2013, 6:32 PM 1,675 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 11th 2013, 8:05 PM 13,491 Views 4 Comments

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

Astronauts repair International Space Station’s ammonia leak in spacewalk
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Astronauts repair International Space Station’s ammonia leak in spacewalk

May 11th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,675 Views 45 Comments

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.

'Very serious' ammonia leak outside International Space Station
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'Very serious' ammonia leak outside International Space Station

May 10th 2013, 10:57 AM 11,355 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2013, 3:09 PM 24,024 Views 46 Comments

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

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

Mar 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 8,096 Views 13 Comments

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.

ISS to blaze across sky this evening
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ISS to blaze across sky this evening

Dec 17th 2012, 3:11 PM 16,485 Views 37 Comments

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

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 11,185 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.

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

Nov 1st 2012, 10:00 PM 11,589 Views 23 Comments

Space station dodged a menacing piece of orbiting junk yesterday.

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight
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Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight

Aug 21st 2012, 6:32 PM 11,770 Views 53 Comments

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

New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet
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New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet

Aug 15th 2012, 7:44 AM 8,071 Views 14 Comments

See the first colour photograph of the pale blue bot.

Watch: Ambitious China launches first space laboratory
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Watch: Ambitious China launches first space laboratory

Sep 29th 2011, 9:45 PM 277 Views 6 Comments

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