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# space-travel - Friday 8 April, 2022

First private space mission costing each passenger $55 million readies for launch to ISS
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First private space mission costing each passenger $55 million readies for launch to ISS

Apr 8th 2022, 7:07 AM 11,760 Views 22 Comments

The widely reported price for tickets — which includes eight days on the outpost — is $55 million.

# space-travel - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
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Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?

Jul 20th 2021, 11:55 PM 21,149 Views 37 Comments
  • Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
  • However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,224 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

# space-travel - Saturday 18 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,111 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

# space-travel - Monday 29 August, 2016

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

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,128 Views 18 Comments

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

# space-travel - Thursday 23 July, 2015

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

Jul 23rd 2015, 11:14 PM 32,553 Views 130 Comments

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

# space-travel - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,491 Views 11 Comments

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

# space-travel - Thursday 30 October, 2014

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 12,563 Views 38 Comments

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

# space-travel - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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

Jul 15th 2014, 6:06 PM 13,449 Views 32 Comments

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

# space-travel - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 5th 2013, 3:02 PM 2,597 Views 0 Comments

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

# space-travel - Monday 17 June, 2013

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts
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These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

Jun 17th 2013, 7:20 PM 10,290 Views 23 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Thursday 16 May, 2013

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

May 16th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,273 Views 20 Comments

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

# space-travel - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?
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Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 4,603 Views 24 Comments

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

# space-travel - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission
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Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission

Feb 28th 2013, 8:56 AM 5,746 Views 35 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

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

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 492 Views 63 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Saturday 15 December, 2012

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

Dec 15th 2012, 7:00 PM 6,876 Views 34 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

US-Russian crew blasts off for space station
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US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

Oct 23rd 2012, 5:41 PM 3,243 Views 6 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Sunday 14 October, 2012

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

Oct 14th 2012, 7:55 PM 51,758 Views 70 Comments

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

# space-travel - Friday 6 July, 2012

Out of This World Pic of the Day
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# Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

Jul 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 9,577 Views 15 Comments

A view from Mars.

# space-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab
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Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

Jun 24th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,914 Views 7 Comments

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

# space-travel - Sunday 6 May, 2012

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs
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# Back To The Future

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

May 6th 2012, 8:45 AM 5,351 Views 11 Comments

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

# space-travel - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?
# TOMORROW'S WORLD
# TOMORROW'S WORLD

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?

May 1st 2012, 11:30 AM 3,877 Views 8 Comments

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

# space-travel - Monday 23 April, 2012

And here is the view from space...
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And here is the view from space...

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:30 PM 6,028 Views 5 Comments

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

# space-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011
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In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011

Apr 17th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,128 Views 6 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet
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# Space Bound

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet

Mar 20th 2012, 3:40 PM 2,724 Views 11 Comments

Richard Branson revealed that the actor is the latest addition to his Virgin Galactic space flight on his blog.

# space-travel - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Long missions in space may damage eyesight
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# Space Travel

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Mar 13th 2012, 5:26 PM 267 Views 4 Comments

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

# space-travel - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve
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NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve

Dec 28th 2011, 10:24 PM 3,986 Views 11 Comments

The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.

# space-travel - Friday 16 December, 2011

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month
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Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

Dec 16th 2011, 1:55 PM 1,827 Views 5 Comments

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

# space-travel - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel
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Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel

Dec 14th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,832 Views 5 Comments

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

# space-travel - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

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

Nov 15th 2011, 10:56 AM 11,190 Views 45 Comments

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

# space-travel - Monday 14 November, 2011

Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan
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Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan

Nov 14th 2011, 8:07 AM 456 Views 0 Comments

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

# space-travel - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe
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# Mission To Mars

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe

Nov 9th 2011, 11:29 AM 399 Views 4 Comments

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

# space-travel - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 6th 2011, 11:00 AM 81 Views 6 Comments

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

# space-travel - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes
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Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes

Aug 24th 2011, 6:01 PM 374 Views 18 Comments

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

# space-travel - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

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

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

Aug 17th 2011, 10:48 AM 595 Views 1 Comment

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

# space-travel - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station
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# Space Shuttle

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

Jul 10th 2011, 3:43 PM 422 Views 1 Comment

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

# space-travel - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission
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Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission

Jun 1st 2011, 8:09 AM 224 Views 0 Comments

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

# space-travel - Monday 30 May, 2011

Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time
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Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time

May 30th 2011, 12:23 PM 651 Views 0 Comments

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

# space-travel - Thursday 19 May, 2011

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

May 19th 2011, 8:52 PM 690 Views 1 Comment

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

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