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#Space Travel

# space-travel - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
# Abort Abort Abort
# Abort Abort Abort

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,089 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

# space-travel - Monday 29 August, 2016

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science
# Fresh Air
# Fresh Air

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,115 Views 18 Comments

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

# space-travel - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Twins? Not quite. But Nasa has found the most Earth-like planet yet
# Home From Home
# Home From Home

Twins? Not quite. But Nasa has found the most Earth-like planet yet

Jul 23rd 2015, 11:14 PM 32,526 Views 130 Comments

Pack your bags though, it’s quite a trip.

# space-travel - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google
# Secret Plans
# Secret Plans

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,471 Views 11 Comments

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

# space-travel - 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 12,545 Views 38 Comments

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

# space-travel - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK
# New Frontiers
# New Frontiers

Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK

Jul 15th 2014, 6:06 PM 13,423 Views 32 Comments

Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.

# space-travel - Thursday 5 December, 2013

7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield's AMA
# Space Oddity
From The Daily Edge
# Space Oddity

7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield's AMA

Dec 5th 2013, 3:02 PM 2,567 Views 0 Comments

The retired astronaut returned to Reddit for the third time to answer all our pesky questions. He really loves us.

# space-travel - Monday 17 June, 2013

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts
# NASA
# NASA

These people are NASA's eight new astronauts

Jun 17th 2013, 7:20 PM 10,277 Views 23 Comments

The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.

# space-travel - Thursday 16 May, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it
# KAPUT
# KAPUT

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

May 16th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,246 Views 20 Comments

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

# space-travel - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 4,586 Views 24 Comments

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

# space-travel - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission
# Mars
# Mars

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission

Feb 28th 2013, 8:56 AM 5,660 Views 35 Comments

Many of the finer details of the Inspiration Mars project – initially funded by the world’s first space tourist Dennis Tito – have yet to be worked out but it is hoped it will allow for zero-gravity sex.

# space-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 452 Views 63 Comments

Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.

# space-travel - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

Dec 15th 2012, 7:00 PM 6,271 Views 32 Comments

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-travel - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

US-Russian crew blasts off for space station
# Space
# Space

US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

Oct 23rd 2012, 5:41 PM 3,225 Views 6 Comments

NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin face what may be the heaviest workload in the 12-year history of the space station.

# space-travel - Sunday 14 October, 2012

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth
# Skydiving
# Skydiving

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth

Oct 14th 2012, 7:55 PM 51,698 Views 70 Comments

The Austrian skydiver jumped from about 128,000 feet above earth – breaking the sound barrier in his four-minute freefall.

# space-travel - Friday 6 July, 2012

Out of This World Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

Jul 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 9,574 Views 15 Comments

A view from Mars.

# space-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab
# Space
# Space

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

Jun 24th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,893 Views 7 Comments

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

# space-travel - Sunday 6 May, 2012

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs
# Back To The Future
From The Daily Edge
# Back To The Future

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs

May 6th 2012, 8:45 AM 5,324 Views 11 Comments

Everyday items of the year 2000… according to predictions made in 1962.

# space-travel - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?
# TOMORROW'S WORLD
From The Daily Edge
# TOMORROW'S WORLD

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?

May 1st 2012, 11:30 AM 3,871 Views 8 Comments

Shopping in New York, dinner in Beijing and home in time for bed – it could be possible…

# space-travel - Monday 23 April, 2012

And here is the view from space...
# View From Above
# View From Above

And here is the view from space...

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:30 PM 6,012 Views 5 Comments

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

# space-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011
# Discovery
# Discovery

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011

Apr 17th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,106 Views 6 Comments

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.

# space-travel - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet
# Space Bound
From The Daily Edge
# Space Bound

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet

Mar 20th 2012, 3:40 PM 2,709 Views 11 Comments

Richard Branson revealed that the actor is the latest addition to his Virgin Galactic space flight on his blog.

# space-travel - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Long missions in space may damage eyesight
# Space Travel
From The Daily Edge
# Space Travel

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Mar 13th 2012, 5:26 PM 248 Views 4 Comments

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

# space-travel - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve
# Space
# Space

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve

Dec 28th 2011, 10:24 PM 3,977 Views 11 Comments

The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.

# space-travel - Friday 16 December, 2011

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month
# Space
# Space

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

Dec 16th 2011, 1:55 PM 1,801 Views 5 Comments

The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.

# space-travel - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel
# Space Wars
# Space Wars

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel

Dec 14th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,827 Views 5 Comments

Forget Browser Wars: now Paul Allen wants to go head-to-head with Richard Branson in offering commercial space flight.

# space-travel - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?
# Mystery
# Mystery

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?

Nov 15th 2011, 10:56 AM 11,040 Views 45 Comments

A bizarre series of huge structures have appeared on satellite images in a remote area of China…

# space-travel - Monday 14 November, 2011

Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan
# Space Travel
# Space Travel

Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan

Nov 14th 2011, 8:07 AM 443 Views 0 Comments

Three men were on board the rocket as it heads for the International Space Station where they will remain until March next year.

# space-travel - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe
# Mission To Mars
# Mission To Mars

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe

Nov 9th 2011, 11:29 AM 382 Views 4 Comments

Russian spacecraft engineers have three days to reset the onboard computers of a probe bound for Mars, which is stuck in orbit.

# space-travel - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 6th 2011, 11:00 AM 65 Views 6 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

# space-travel - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes
# Whoops
# Whoops

Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes

Aug 24th 2011, 6:01 PM 366 Views 18 Comments

An unmanned Russian craft, carrying nearly three tons of food, water and oxygen, is lost after it fails to reach orbit.

# space-travel - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel... in space
# Space Hotel
From The Daily Edge
# Space Hotel

Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel... in space

Aug 17th 2011, 10:48 AM 582 Views 1 Comment

There are ambitious plans for the so-called Space Hotel to be opened by 2016.

# space-travel - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station
# Space Shuttle
From The Daily Edge
# Space Shuttle

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

Jul 10th 2011, 3:43 PM 409 Views 1 Comment

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

# space-travel - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission
# Space Shuttle
# Space Shuttle

Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission

Jun 1st 2011, 8:09 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.

# space-travel - Monday 30 May, 2011

Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time
# Goodbye
# Goodbye

Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time

May 30th 2011, 12:23 PM 643 Views 0 Comments

Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.

# space-travel - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery
# Good News
# Good News

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery

May 19th 2011, 8:52 PM 676 Views 0 Comments

Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.

# space-travel - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space
Live Apr 12th 2011, 11:57 AM

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space

# space-travel - Thursday 30 September, 2010

Russian company plans to build space hotel
# Space Travel
From The Daily Edge
# Space Travel

Russian company plans to build space hotel

Sep 30th 2010, 3:19 PM 126 Views 0 Comments

You just might be holidaying in this comfortable four-room cosmic hotel in the next few years. Providing you’re a billionaire, of course.