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# space-station - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
# Space
# Space

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:44 AM 7,912 Views 14 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

# space-station - Thursday 17 June, 2021

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

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

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 3:51 PM 11,909 Views 17 Comments

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

# space-station - Monday 2 April, 2018

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific
# Tiangong-1
# Tiangong-1

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:48 AM 18,271 Views 10 Comments

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

# space-station - Friday 30 March, 2018

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days
# Tiangong-1
# Tiangong-1

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days

Mar 30th 2018, 10:36 AM 14,303 Views 22 Comments

Chinese authorities said it will offer a “splendid” show similar to a meteor shower.

# space-station - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas
# Do Not Panic
# Do Not Panic

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

Mar 27th 2018, 8:45 PM 22,553 Views 33 Comments

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

# space-station - Sunday 30 October, 2016

"Landing has taken place!": Three astronauts return to earth after 115 days in space
# Soyuz Craft
# Soyuz Craft

"Landing has taken place!": Three astronauts return to earth after 115 days in space

Oct 30th 2016, 5:55 PM 19,575 Views 27 Comments

Footage from the landing site on NASA television showed Rubins smiling after she was hoisted out last from the Soyuz descent module.

# space-station - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station
# Friends In High Places
# Friends In High Places

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station

Aug 24th 2016, 12:36 PM 16,600 Views 75 Comments

In fairness to him, he got his wish in the end.

# space-station - Friday 11 March, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE

Mar 11th 2016, 8:39 AM 12,053 Views 12 Comments

Great work.

# space-station - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE
# Up In The Air
From The Daily Edge
# Up In The Air

Astronaut Scott Kelly posed with an Irish artist’s work IN SPACE

Mar 10th 2016, 4:36 PM 3,073 Views 0 Comments

Great work.

# space-station - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

Oct 28th 2015, 10:18 PM 30,131 Views 58 Comments

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

# space-station - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space
# Zero Gravity
# Zero Gravity

This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space

Sep 8th 2015, 10:44 AM 8,066 Views 12 Comments

*Provided you’ve figured out a way to travel into space.

# space-station - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos
# ISS
# ISS

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos

Nov 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 9,109 Views 15 Comments

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

# space-station - Thursday 30 October, 2014

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians

Oct 30th 2014, 9:01 AM 12,546 Views 38 Comments

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.

# space-station - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

A bit of Limerick has been sent to space (...sort of)
# It's Ok To Experiment
# It's Ok To Experiment

A bit of Limerick has been sent to space (...sort of)

Jul 16th 2014, 11:13 AM 6,037 Views 12 Comments

Four Limerick students have had their experiment sent to the International Space Station, thanks to NASA.

# space-station - Monday 16 June, 2014

Astronauts on the International Space Station are finally getting an espresso machine
# Ground Control
# Ground Control

Astronauts on the International Space Station are finally getting an espresso machine

Jun 16th 2014, 4:27 PM 6,574 Views 22 Comments

The specially designed espresso machine will be able to serve hot, freshly brewed coffee while in zero gravity.

# space-station - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,329 Views 35 Comments

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

# space-station - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Astronaut sends wonderful Irish St. Patrick's Day greeting from space
# Lá Fhéile Pádraig
From The Daily Edge
# Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Astronaut sends wonderful Irish St. Patrick's Day greeting from space

Mar 18th 2014, 8:21 AM 2,816 Views 2 Comments

Spot the lad in the green hat.

# space-station - Friday 10 January, 2014

As anticipated, the obligatory pic of Chris Hadfield supping a Guinness has just landed
# Photo Op
# Photo Op

As anticipated, the obligatory pic of Chris Hadfield supping a Guinness has just landed

Jan 10th 2014, 4:26 PM 19,291 Views 32 Comments

Once he’s not planning on piloting any spaceships this evening, perhaps we should let him away with it…

From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost
# New Mission
# New Mission

From space hero to tourism ambassador: Chris Hadfield returns to give Ireland's attractions a boost

Jan 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 13,935 Views 31 Comments

The astronaut will spend the next few days as a ‘tourist’ as part of a promotional drive aimed at reaching his million-plus Twitter followers.

# space-station - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm
# Space
# Space

Want to see a space chase? Look skywards at 7.24pm

Oct 22nd 2013, 4:39 PM 28,158 Views 50 Comments

If you miss the chase tonight, you’ll have a chance next week.

# space-station - Friday 23 August, 2013

NASA's successor to the Space Shuttle completes tests over dry lake bed
# Strings Attached
# Strings Attached

NASA's successor to the Space Shuttle completes tests over dry lake bed

Aug 23rd 2013, 10:18 PM 16,011 Views 31 Comments

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.

# space-station - Thursday 11 July, 2013

How astronauts wash their hair in space (GIFs)
# Rinse And Repeat
From The Daily Edge
# Rinse And Repeat

How astronauts wash their hair in space (GIFs)

Jul 11th 2013, 9:55 AM 2,577 Views 0 Comments

A zero-gravity tutorial.

# space-station - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Here's Commander Hadfield's first Earth meal after months in space
# Om Nom Nom
From The Daily Edge
# Om Nom Nom

Here's Commander Hadfield's first Earth meal after months in space

May 15th 2013, 6:32 PM 1,675 Views 1 Comment

“The smell is like an old friend.” Can you guess what he went for?

# space-station - Saturday 11 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican

May 11th 2013, 8:05 PM 13,491 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Astronauts repair International Space Station’s ammonia leak in spacewalk
# Space Station
# Space Station

Astronauts repair International Space Station’s ammonia leak in spacewalk

May 11th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,675 Views 45 Comments

Six-and-a-half hours of work was needed to repair a pump which is thought to have caused the ammonia leak on board the ISS.

# space-station - Friday 10 May, 2013

'Very serious' ammonia leak outside International Space Station
# Leak
# Leak

'Very serious' ammonia leak outside International Space Station

May 10th 2013, 10:57 AM 11,355 Views 45 Comments

Officials are now considering whether to send ISS crew members into open space to fix the leak.

# space-station - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet
# Rude Planet
# Rude Planet

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet

Apr 24th 2013, 3:09 PM 24,005 Views 46 Comments

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

# space-station - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Astronaut Chris Hadfield: 'A tremendous honour' to command ISS
# Space
# Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield: 'A tremendous honour' to command ISS

Mar 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 8,096 Views 13 Comments

The inspirational Canadian is into his first full day as Commander of the International Space Station – the first from his home country to take on the role.

# space-station - Monday 17 December, 2012

ISS to blaze across sky this evening
# Look Up
# Look Up

ISS to blaze across sky this evening

Dec 17th 2012, 3:11 PM 16,484 Views 37 Comments

Spot the space station pass over at 5.17 and 6.53pm.

# space-station - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station
# Look Up
# Look Up

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Nov 3rd 2012, 4:34 PM 11,185 Views 9 Comments

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

# space-station - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Spacewalk to find ammonia leak as astronauts dodge space junk
# Space Station
# Space Station

Spacewalk to find ammonia leak as astronauts dodge space junk

Nov 1st 2012, 10:00 PM 11,589 Views 23 Comments

Space station dodged a menacing piece of orbiting junk yesterday.

# space-station - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight
# ISS
# ISS

Eyes to the sky: See the International Space Station tonight

Aug 21st 2012, 6:32 PM 11,770 Views 53 Comments

This will be one of the last chances to see it until later this year, Astronomy Ireland has said.

# space-station - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet
# Space
# Space

New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet

Aug 15th 2012, 7:44 AM 8,070 Views 14 Comments

See the first colour photograph of the pale blue bot.

# space-station - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

# space-station - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Watch: Ambitious China launches first space laboratory
# China
# China

Watch: Ambitious China launches first space laboratory

Sep 29th 2011, 9:45 PM 277 Views 6 Comments

China plans to have a space station launched by the beginning of the next decade.