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#Space

# space - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# space - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield' Guns In Space This post contains videos

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield'

Nasa, by comparison, is an independent and civilian branch of government.

# space - Friday 27 July, 2018

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best

The lunar eclipse coincides with a close passing of Mars in tonight’s sky.

# space - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610.

# space - Saturday 14 July, 2018

The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are racing to be the first to finish their tests.

# space - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off

No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion.

# space - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars

Arralis CEO Barry Lunn is working towards the motoring industry’s ‘iPhone moment’.

# space - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'It's like standing inside the yellow line when a train goes past' - Why cyclists want a bit of space

Motorists are being asked to give cyclists space this weekend.

# space - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# space - Monday 9 April, 2018

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope

The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.

# space - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

# space - Monday 2 April, 2018

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

The remote location of its landing made it difficult for stargazers to witness the event.

# space - Friday 30 March, 2018

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed.

# space - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas

One expert said the odds of being struck by space debris are 10 million times less likely than getting hit by lightening.

# space - Friday 23 February, 2018

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

# space - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space

His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.

# space - Sunday 7 January, 2018

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# space - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

# space - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Someone sent a kebab into space, and it's strangely majestic It's... Beautiful

Someone sent a kebab into space, and it's strangely majestic

One small step for kebab, one giant leap for kebab-kind.

# space - Friday 22 December, 2017

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died RIP

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died

He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack.

# space - Monday 11 December, 2017

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

# space - Monday 4 December, 2017

The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

# space - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into 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.

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