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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

Sat 5:42 PM 10,783 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

Sat 11:29 AM 10,464 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 25,254 Views 40 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 50,049 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 40,377 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 10,182 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 21,603 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 26,208 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 10,098 Views 10 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 5,248 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 3,074 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 5,918 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 12,791 Views 14 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 22,731 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 23,442 Views 16 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 5,798 Views 0 Comments

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 12,124 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 7,405 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 29,551 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 20,204 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 21,200 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 7,916 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 27,957 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 10,276 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 17,672 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 20,794 Views 37 Comments

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

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
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SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

May 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 23,706 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
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Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,735 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
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Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,137 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
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SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

Mar 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 22,590 Views 57 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
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Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,453 Views 16 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

Feb 24th 2021, 10:41 PM 42,195 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars
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Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars

Feb 22nd 2021, 9:42 PM 33,497 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Feb 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 35,726 Views 37 Comments

Test your knowledge.

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 27,456 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth
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Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,137 Views 11 Comments

Scientists hope the precious samples could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

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Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,076 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
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China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,930 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
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SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,981 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
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SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,720 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

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