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# blast-off - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station
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Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 3:51 PM 11,935 Views 17 Comments

It is China’s first crewed space venture in five years.

# blast-off - Friday 23 April, 2021

SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board
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SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:03 PM 14,382 Views 8 Comments

The 17-year-old are the first Irish students to have had their computer experiment for the International Space Station accepted.

# blast-off - Friday 9 April, 2021

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

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.

# blast-off - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating
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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating

Jan 7th 2020, 9:03 AM 12,410 Views 22 Comments

Observatory director Jeff Hall said the satellites will be a growing risk to stargazers in the future.

# blast-off - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard
# Space Oddity
# Space Oddity

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard

Feb 6th 2018, 9:57 PM 28,399 Views 57 Comments

The SpaceX CEO didn’t have to include his red Tesla roadster, which reportedly was playing Space Oddity during blast off.

# blast-off - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Explainer: How does Fine Gael go about electing a new leader?
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Explainer: How does Fine Gael go about electing a new leader?

May 17th 2017, 6:45 PM 20,583 Views 46 Comments

Enda’s on the way out – here’s what happens now.

# blast-off - Monday 1 May, 2017

Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military
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Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military

May 1st 2017, 4:15 PM 15,082 Views 29 Comments

It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.

# blast-off - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket
# Vertigo
# Vertigo

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket

Apr 8th 2014, 4:22 PM 9,118 Views 11 Comments

For a securely fastened camera that is.

# blast-off - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Jason Puncheon balloons over the worst penalty miss you may ever see
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Jason Puncheon balloons over the worst penalty miss you may ever see

Jan 11th 2014, 3:28 PM 9,244 Views 10 Comments

That ball ain’t coming back.