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Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon
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Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon

May 13th 2022, 8:22 AM 10,539 Views 19 Comments

The ground-breaking experiment has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the moon.

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket
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Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket

Apr 14th 2022, 10:45 PM 11,495 Views 6 Comments

Liquid hydrogen is extremely hazardous, with officials noting that the systems had been checked for leaks prior to the test.

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each
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SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each

Apr 8th 2022, 5:14 PM 17,018 Views 18 Comments

It is SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for Nasa.

Astronomers observe most distant galaxy ever spotted
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Astronomers observe most distant galaxy ever spotted

Apr 7th 2022, 12:51 PM 11,211 Views 7 Comments

The galaxy candidate is some 13.5 billion light-years away, and scientists are speculating what exactly it is.

Quiz: How much do you know about space?
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Quiz: How much do you know about space?

Apr 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 37,038 Views 44 Comments

It was reported earlier this week that the most distant star ever seen has been observed by astronomers.

Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says
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Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says

Apr 2nd 2022, 1:56 PM 24,448 Views 14 Comments

Space is one of the last remaining areas of co-operation between Moscow and western nations.

Star 13 billion light years from Earth is most distant ever discovered
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Star 13 billion light years from Earth is most distant ever discovered

Mar 30th 2022, 4:45 PM 14,866 Views 23 Comments

Scientists said they were surprised by the distance of the star, which they have named Earendel.

Dr Niamh Shaw: Why space travel is much more than a billionaire’s pastime
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Dr Niamh Shaw: Why space travel is much more than a billionaire’s pastime

Mar 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,388 Views 7 Comments

The space exploration advocate makes the case for continuing to look up and learn from the cosmos.

Planetary bodies seen for first time in habitable zone of dead star
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Planetary bodies seen for first time in habitable zone of dead star

Feb 11th 2022, 7:26 AM 21,300 Views 18 Comments

Researchers suggested their findings might provide a glimpse of what will become of our solar system.

SpaceX satellites falling out of orbit after solar storm, but experts say no danger posed
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SpaceX satellites falling out of orbit after solar storm, but experts say no danger posed

Feb 9th 2022, 4:36 PM 11,940 Views 9 Comments

SpaceX says the storm made the atmosphere denser, which increased the drag on the satellites.

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth
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World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth

Jan 24th 2022, 10:33 PM 36,220 Views 32 Comments

The telescope will let astronomers peer further back in time than ever before.

A morning eclipse to a rare moon-and-Mars meeting - here's what to look up for in 2022
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A morning eclipse to a rare moon-and-Mars meeting - here's what to look up for in 2022

Dec 25th 2021, 11:00 PM 31,060 Views 3 Comments

The star-studded highlights to watch out for over the next twelve months.

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve
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Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve

Dec 18th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,715 Views 11 Comments

Multiple problems forced delays and a tripling of the telescope’s original budget with a final price tag of nearly $10 billion.

ISS astronauts return to Earth in SpaceX craft after six-month mission
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ISS astronauts return to Earth in SpaceX craft after six-month mission

Nov 9th 2021, 8:19 AM 12,758 Views 7 Comments

Their four replacements could be launched as early as tomorrow night.

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
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Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

Oct 16th 2021, 5:42 PM 10,828 Views 7 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
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Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

Oct 16th 2021, 11:29 AM 10,510 Views 12 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?
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Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?

Oct 14th 2021, 8:20 AM 25,311 Views 41 Comments

Star Trek actor William Shatner blasted off to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket yesterday.

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space
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Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 4:10 PM 50,147 Views 61 Comments

Shatner said it was ‘the most profound experience I can imagine’

Perseverance images confirm Mars crater is an ancient lake
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Perseverance images confirm Mars crater is an ancient lake

Oct 7th 2021, 10:49 PM 40,513 Views 19 Comments

The first scientific analysis of the images also reveals evidence that the crater endured flash floods.

Film crew to blast off from Russian launch site to make first movie in space
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Film crew to blast off from Russian launch site to make first movie in space

Oct 4th 2021, 9:41 PM 10,201 Views 9 Comments

The nation’s space chief hailed the project as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia’s space programme.

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month
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Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month

Oct 4th 2021, 4:42 PM 21,622 Views 29 Comments

Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced that Shatner will blast off on 12 October.

Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
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Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sep 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 26,231 Views 25 Comments

The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
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SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return

Sep 16th 2021, 7:18 AM 10,113 Views 11 Comments

The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
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Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,332 Views 3 Comments

EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
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The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,153 Views 0 Comments

And what will our first satellite in space do?

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'
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We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'

Sep 7th 2021, 6:30 PM 5,942 Views 1 Comment

Thanks for travelling with us – we’ll see you in the next phase.

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
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European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m

Sep 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,069 Views 15 Comments

Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?

Sep 4th 2021, 10:00 PM 22,940 Views 11 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at space – so what did you learn?

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
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Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,440 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity
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An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 6,008 Views 1 Comment

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about the 21st century space race.

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
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Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,169 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
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The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'

Aug 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,427 Views 6 Comments

The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
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Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,592 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
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Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,406 Views 68 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

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 21,209 Views 60 Comments

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

'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 7,920 Views 14 Comments

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

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists
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Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists

Jun 11th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,962 Views 29 Comments

Astronomers have predicted the transformation of a star into a white dwarf will send its planets bouncing off each other’s gravity.

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station
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Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station

May 30th 2021, 8:59 AM 10,279 Views 16 Comments

The Tianzhou-2 spacecraft reached the Tianhe station eight hours after blasting off from Hainan.

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans
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Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 PM 17,677 Views 13 Comments

The shuttle, with two pilots on board, took off and landed today.

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
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China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,799 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

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