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# Outer Space

Last year
# final frontier
Government to seek Dáil approval for Outer Space Treaty
The number of companies based in Ireland now taking part in space activities has risen 60% since 2015.
All time
# edge of space
Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
Jeff Bezos set off in a rocket today – but did he actually go to space?
Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.
Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
# Outer Space
SpaceX Starship rocket test ends in another failure
Elon Musk hopes to use the Starship to one day fly crewed missions to the Moon, Mars, and elsewhere in space.
# Starry Christmas
SpaceX launches supply ship packed with Christmas treats to space station
The Dragon should reach the International Space Station on Monday.
# Outer Space
This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him
It’s thanks to his winning of a major SciFest prize.
# deep space
These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe
And a lot of pretty colours as well.
# moon boost
Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant
Robots would be used to build a ‘luna ring’ of solar panels on the surface in an ambitious project.
# Out of this World
Cmdr. Hadfield thanked the guy who ran the Dublin Marathon dressed as him
Can you imagine running a marathon with a cardboard box around your head? No. Neither can we.
# final frontier
From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen
From a man on the moon to space wonderlust, black holes and incredible aliens.
# Space
Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station
The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.
# final frontier
Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system?
The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…
# Space
Russia plans to send man to the Moon
As part of a newly unveiled 18-year plan, Russia will send probes to Mars, Jupiter and Venus and a human team to the surface of the Moon.
# Space
US joins efforts to develop space 'code of conduct'
Concern is growing over the level of space debris and the possibility of nations developing systems to disrupt commercial or security activity.
# aliens
White House forced to deny extra-terrestrial 'cover-up'
An official petition on the White House website forces a senior communications official to deny a Roswell-style cover-up.
# Space Porn
Astronaut tweets amazing pic of Ireland from space
Douglas Wheelock – currently aboard the International Space Station – posts an amazing shot of Ireland by night.
# Out of this World
Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane
First a New York dad, now a Devon science buff takes photographs from space – with a helium balloon and paper plane.