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#Space

# space - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040 Fly Me To The Moon This post contains videos

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# space - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration?

Can you blast off?

# space - Friday 8 September, 2017

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# space - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft

We talked to the film’s director, Emer Reynolds.

# space - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth

Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.

# space - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# space - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists

A new report argues that investing in its space industry could have big economic returns for Ireland.

# space - Thursday 24 August, 2017

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

# space - Monday 21 August, 2017

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

# space - Sunday 6 August, 2017

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week

The International Space University is hosting its 30th Space Studies Program at CIT this summer.

# space - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

# space - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# space - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

# space - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope' Walking In Space This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

# space - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite

An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.

# space - Monday 8 May, 2017

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission

It landed in Florida yesterday morning.

# space - Monday 24 April, 2017

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump

The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space.

# space - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space Mother Nature This post contains images

# space - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

# space - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow Dark Side Of The Moon This post contains videos

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Nasa has said there is no chance the asteroid will hit us, but it will be “a very close approach”.

# space - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

# space - Friday 10 March, 2017

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration

Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.

# space - Monday 27 February, 2017

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

# space - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Irish Rail couldn't afford a warehouse and it could derail Dart underground

There are plans to build an office on a site that was meant to be an underground train station.

# space - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space ISS

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

They’ll talk next week.

# space - Monday 16 January, 2017

The last man to walk on the moon has died

Gene Cernan was 82.

# space - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship Pitch Perfect This post contains videos

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship

The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.

# space - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

There are 2,076 black holes lurking in this photo of deep space

The central region of this image contains the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen.

# space - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Plans for human community on Mars pushed back by five years

Mars One said its first manned mission to the red planet would now not happen until 2031, having previously targeted 2026.

# space - Monday 14 November, 2016

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years

Make sure to catch a glimpse, weather pemitting of course.

# space - Sunday 30 October, 2016

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump

Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.

# space - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster Heads Up

Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster

Johnny Sexton led a more polished Leinster display in the Guinness Pro12 clash last weekend.

# space - Monday 29 August, 2016

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.

# space - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.

# space - Monday 22 August, 2016

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

# space - Thursday 7 July, 2016

An Irish doctor has been picked by NASA to live under the sea

Dr Marc Ó Gríofa is going on a NASA mission to the bottom of the sea.

# space - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter

“Juno, welcome to Jupiter.”

# space - Saturday 18 June, 2016

British astronaut lands safely on Earth after historic six-month Space trip

Tim Peake was the first astronaut to fly to space under the UK banner in 25 years.

# space - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets

The ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years from earth, and orbited by three planets.

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