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#Space Travel

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown Abort Abort Abort

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science Fresh Air This post contains videos

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

From TheJournal.ie Twins? Not quite. But Nasa has found the most Earth-like planet yet Home From Home This post contains videos

Twins? Not quite. But Nasa has found the most Earth-like planet yet

Pack your bags though, it’s quite a trip.

From TheJournal.ie Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google Secret Plans

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

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 Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK New Frontiers

Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK

Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.

7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield's AMA

The retired astronaut returned to Reddit for the third time to answer all our pesky questions. He really loves us.

From TheJournal.ie These people are NASA's eight new astronauts NASA

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.

From TheJournal.ie NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it KAPUT

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

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 Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission Mars

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission

Many of the finer details of the Inspiration Mars project – initially funded by the world’s first space tourist Dennis Tito – have yet to be worked out but it is hoped it will allow for zero-gravity sex.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut Read Me This post contains images

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally Opinion

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie US-Russian crew blasts off for space station Space

US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin face what may be the heaviest workload in the 12-year history of the space station.

From TheJournal.ie World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth Skydiving

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth

The Austrian skydiver jumped from about 128,000 feet above earth – breaking the sound barrier in his four-minute freefall.

Out of This World Pic of the Day

A view from Mars.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab Space

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs

Everyday items of the year 2000… according to predictions made in 1962.

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work? TOMORROW'S WORLD This post contains videos

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?

Shopping in New York, dinner in Beijing and home in time for bed – it could be possible…

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 In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011 Discovery This post contains images

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011

As the retired shuttle prepares to make its last journey – by plane – to a museum in Washington, we look back over its 27-year career.

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month Space

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel Space Wars This post contains videos

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel

Forget Browser Wars: now Paul Allen wants to go head-to-head with Richard Branson in offering commercial space flight.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert? Mystery This post contains images

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?

A bizarre series of huge structures have appeared on satellite images in a remote area of China…

From TheJournal.ie Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan Space Travel This post contains videos

Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan

Three men were on board the rocket as it heads for the International Space Station where they will remain until March next year.

From TheJournal.ie Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe Mission To Mars

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe

Russian spacecraft engineers have three days to reset the onboard computers of a probe bound for Mars, which is stuck in orbit.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes Whoops

Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes

An unmanned Russian craft, carrying nearly three tons of food, water and oxygen, is lost after it fails to reach orbit.

Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel... in space Space Hotel This post contains images

Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel... in space

There are ambitious plans for the so-called Space Hotel to be opened by 2016.

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station Space Shuttle This post contains videos

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

From TheJournal.ie Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission Space Shuttle This post contains videos

Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission

Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.

From TheJournal.ie Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time Goodbye This post contains videos

Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time

Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.

From TheJournal.ie Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery Good News This post contains videos

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery

Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space Spaceflight

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space

Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.

Russian company plans to build space hotel

You just might be holidaying in this comfortable four-room cosmic hotel in the next few years. Providing you’re a billionaire, of course.