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# space - Yesterday’s News

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

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

Wed 6:44 AM 7,679 Views 14 Comments

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

# space - Friday 11 June, 2021

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists
# Planet Pinball
# Planet Pinball

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists

Jun 11th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,869 Views 29 Comments

Astronomers have predicted the transformation of a star into a white dwarf will send its planets bouncing off each other’s gravity.

# space - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station
# China
# China

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station

May 30th 2021, 8:59 AM 10,272 Views 16 Comments

The Tianzhou-2 spacecraft reached the Tianhe station eight hours after blasting off from Hainan.

# space - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans
# Rocket Science
# Rocket Science

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 PM 17,662 Views 13 Comments

The shuttle, with two pilots on board, took off and landed today.

# space - Saturday 15 May, 2021

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,781 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

# space - Sunday 2 May, 2021

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

May 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 23,699 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

# space - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
# Space
# Space

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,727 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

# space - 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 9,132 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

# space - Thursday 4 March, 2021

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

Mar 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 22,585 Views 56 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

# space - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
# NASA
# NASA

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,452 Views 16 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

# space - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

Feb 24th 2021, 10:41 PM 42,180 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

# space - Monday 22 February, 2021

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars

Feb 22nd 2021, 9:42 PM 33,482 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

# space - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Feb 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 35,669 Views 37 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# space - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
# Look Up
# Look Up

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 26,927 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

# space - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth
# Sent From Space
# Sent From Space

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,131 Views 11 Comments

Scientists hope the precious samples could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

# space - Friday 4 December, 2020

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,064 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

# space - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,917 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# space - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,970 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

# space - Monday 16 November, 2020

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,716 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

# space - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
# Bennu
# Bennu

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 17,998 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

# space - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?
# Space
# Space

QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?

Sep 16th 2020, 9:30 PM 34,935 Views 28 Comments

Scientists made a new discovery in the clouds of Venus recently…

# space - Monday 14 September, 2020

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’
# Phone Home
# Phone Home

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’

Sep 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 23,881 Views 35 Comments

The gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, suggesting the planet could host unknown photochemical or geochemical processes.

# space - Sunday 9 August, 2020

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week
# THE PERSEIDS
# THE PERSEIDS

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,229 Views 13 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

# space - Thursday 30 July, 2020

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,375 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

# space - Friday 24 July, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
# Look To The Skies
# Look To The Skies

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,046 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space
# Star Wars
# Star Wars

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Jul 24th 2020, 8:19 AM 23,838 Views 48 Comments

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

# space - Thursday 23 July, 2020

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
# Tianwen 1
# Tianwen 1

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,367 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

# space - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars
# Space Race
# Space Race

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Jul 15th 2020, 9:27 AM 9,928 Views 11 Comments

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

# space - Saturday 13 June, 2020

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

Jun 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 28,434 Views 29 Comments

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

# space - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
# Return To Orbit
# Return To Orbit

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,886 Views 61 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

# space - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
# Demo 2
# Demo 2

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,390 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

# space - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission
# NASA
# NASA

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 17,615 Views 16 Comments

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

# space - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,456 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

# space - Friday 20 December, 2019

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral
# Rosie
# Rosie

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 1:22 PM 27,332 Views 21 Comments

It’s a huge moment for US spaceflight which is now dependant on private companies.

# space - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'
# Astronomical
# Astronomical

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,216 Views 64 Comments

The black hole is twice as big as scientists believed possible.

# space - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station

Nov 2nd 2019, 4:50 PM 13,726 Views 8 Comments

The space station is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.

# space - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
# Great Gig In The Sky
# Great Gig In The Sky

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 11:43 AM 81,445 Views 67 Comments

The brightest of the fireballs was at about 6.54 pm last night.

# space - Friday 18 October, 2019

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk
# Space
# Space

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 7,281 Views 29 Comments

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

# space - Friday 30 August, 2019

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'
# Rocket Man
# Rocket Man

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:25 AM 10,003 Views 26 Comments

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

# space - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station
# Welcome Aboard
# Welcome Aboard

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station

Aug 27th 2019, 8:04 AM 9,910 Views 25 Comments

Fedor copies human movements and can help astronauts carry out tasks remotely.

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