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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.
Russia's secret space shuttles have been sitting in plain sight for 22 years
Take a look at the Buran.
Dublin youth conference set to hear from the stars of politics, sports and business
Speakers at the One Young World Dublin 2014 summit will include Kofi Annan, Dame Ellen MacArthur and creator of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales.
American Apparel apologises for mistaking image of Challenger disaster for clouds
Seven people died in the 1986 tragedy.
NASA's successor to the Space Shuttle completes tests over dry lake bed
It’s planned the Dream Chaser will be used to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. A trial version of the craft successfully ran through tests yesterday – assisted by an odd-looking helicopter.
Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally
It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.
Space shuttle makes its final journey... by road
Endeavour’s two-miles-per-hour journey to the California Space Centre will mean all four shuttles have been rehoused.
VIDEO: Retired space shuttle journeys along Hudson River
The space shuttle Enterprise heads for its new home aboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011
As the retired shuttle prepares to make its last journey – by plane – to a museum in Washington, we look back over its 27-year career.
What does the cockpit of a space shuttle look like?
The space shuttle Endeavour flew its last mission in May 2011. Here’s what it looks like on the inside.
Watch: Soyuz rocket docks with International Space Station
The mission was delayed for two months after a similar rocket exploded shortly after take-off in August.
Recovering Giffords to attend astronaut husband's retirement ceremony
The congresswoman who was near-fatally shot in January is married to Mark Kelly, the commander of the last mission of space shuttle Endeavour in May.
LIVE: Watch the launch of NASA's Juno explorer to Jupiter
Live footage from NASA TV as a solar-powered spacecraft begins its five-year exploratory journey to Jupiter.
Watch: The final spacewalk of the NASA space shuttle era
The flight by Atlantis is the last for the 30-year shuttle programme
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In today’s Fix: broken election promises, long-lost paintings, the last day of Oxegen and a final hidden message from staff at the News of the World…
Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station
The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Space shuttle Atlantis - the Irish connections
An Irish science blog has uncovered the many links between the final space shuttle mission and our fair isle.
End of an era: Last-ever space shuttle poised for launch
Hundreds of thousands have packed Florida for Atlantis’ final mission, but there are fears it could be delayed by bad weather.
Gallery: NASA releases stunning images of Endeavour's final voyage
The photographs, taken by an astronaut on his way home to Earth, are the first ever close-ups of a shuttle at the International Space Station.
The right stuff: meet the final crew of the space shuttle Atlantis
The crew of the last flight of the American manned space programme have arrived in Florida to make final prepartions for their 8 July launch.
Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission
Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.
Endeavour crew prepares for shuttle's final flight home
The NASA shuttle is set to undock from the International Space Station later tonight and begin the long journey back to Earth.
Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery
Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.
Endeavour shuttle docks at International Space Station
The shuttle’s six-person crew is delivering a €1.4bn particle physics detector to the ISS and will carry out four spacewalks during their mission.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad…
Watch: Endeavour shuttle launches for final space mission
After last month’s launch was delayed due to technical issues, Endeavour has finally taken off and is heading to the International Space Station.
NASA: Endeavour liftoff delayed until next week at the earliest
The launch of Endeavour’s final mission, originally set for last Friday, won’t take place at least until next Tuesday.
Preparations underway for space shuttle Endeavour's final flight
The final mission by Endeavour and its crew will begin this evening at 19.47 Irish time, and among those attending will be Barack Obama.