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# space - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)
# Eirsat-1
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# Eirsat-1

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Nov 26th 2017, 10:01 PM 25,500 Views 51 Comments

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.

# space - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040
# Fly Me To The Moon
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# Fly Me To The Moon

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

Sep 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,681 Views 74 Comments

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# space - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration?
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# Houston We Have A...

Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration?

Sep 16th 2017, 9:00 PM 19,098 Views 55 Comments

Can you blast off?

# space - Friday 8 September, 2017

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend
# Rare Occurrence
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# Rare Occurrence

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend

Sep 8th 2017, 10:58 AM 52,058 Views 60 Comments

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# space - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft
# The Farthest
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# The Farthest

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft

Sep 5th 2017, 11:20 AM 34,539 Views 32 Comments

We talked to the film’s director, Emer Reynolds.

# space - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth
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# Peggy Whitson

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:57 AM 13,131 Views 7 Comments

Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.

# space - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth
# Close One
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# Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Sep 1st 2017, 9:32 PM 27,038 Views 71 Comments

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# space - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists
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# Out Of This World

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists

Aug 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 10,775 Views 67 Comments

A new report argues that investing in its space industry could have big economic returns for Ireland.

# space - Thursday 24 August, 2017

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video
# The Next Generation
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# The Next Generation

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

Aug 24th 2017, 7:31 AM 12,911 Views 29 Comments

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

# space - Monday 21 August, 2017

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse
# Lights Out
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# Lights Out

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

Aug 21st 2017, 5:57 PM 29,091 Views 15 Comments

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

# space - Sunday 6 August, 2017

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week
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# International Space University

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week

Aug 6th 2017, 11:30 AM 19,940 Views 49 Comments

The International Space University is hosting its 30th Space Studies Program at CIT this summer.

# space - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there
# Birr-illiant
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# Birr-illiant

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Jul 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,766 Views 17 Comments

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

# space - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon
# Lunar Palace
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# Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,392 Views 20 Comments

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# space - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning
# Gas Giant
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# Gas Giant

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

Jul 13th 2017, 8:36 AM 18,028 Views 38 Comments

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

# space - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'
# Walking In Space
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# Walking In Space

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,471 Views 10 Comments

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

# space - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite
# We Have Liftoff
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# We Have Liftoff

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite

May 23rd 2017, 9:23 AM 17,204 Views 31 Comments

An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.

# space - Monday 8 May, 2017

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission
# Air Force
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# Air Force

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission

May 8th 2017, 5:21 PM 22,671 Views 28 Comments

It landed in Florida yesterday morning.

# space - Monday 24 April, 2017

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump
# Out Of World Record
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# Out Of World Record

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump

Apr 24th 2017, 9:24 PM 11,076 Views 26 Comments

The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space.

# space - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space
# Mother Nature
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# Mother Nature

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:00 PM 24,578 Views 7 Comments

Simply stunning.

# space - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today
# 2014-JO25
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# 2014-JO25

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Apr 19th 2017, 11:36 AM 21,422 Views 28 Comments

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

# space - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow
# Dark Side Of The Moon
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# Dark Side Of The Moon

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Apr 18th 2017, 3:36 PM 26,812 Views 52 Comments

Nasa has said there is no chance the asteroid will hit us, but it will be “a very close approach”.

# space - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission
# The Martian
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# The Martian

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 8,637 Views 6 Comments

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

# space - Friday 10 March, 2017

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration
# To Boldly Go
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# To Boldly Go

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration

Mar 10th 2017, 6:09 AM 8,873 Views 0 Comments

Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.

# space - Monday 27 February, 2017

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year
# SpaceX
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# SpaceX

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

Feb 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 11,367 Views 24 Comments

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

# space - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Irish Rail couldn't afford a warehouse and it could derail Dart underground
# Metro Stop
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# Metro Stop

Irish Rail couldn't afford a warehouse and it could derail Dart underground

Feb 2nd 2017, 8:21 PM 23,670 Views 41 Comments

There are plans to build an office on a site that was meant to be an underground train station.

# space - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space
# ISS
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# ISS

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

Jan 21st 2017, 10:00 AM 7,411 Views 8 Comments

They’ll talk next week.

# space - Monday 16 January, 2017

The last man to walk on the moon has died
# Apollo 17
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# Apollo 17

The last man to walk on the moon has died

Jan 16th 2017, 10:51 PM 26,362 Views 179 Comments

Gene Cernan was 82.

# space - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship
# Pitch Perfect
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# Pitch Perfect

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship

Jan 15th 2017, 12:52 PM 13,449 Views 17 Comments

The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.

# space - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year
# New Kids On The Rock
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# New Kids On The Rock

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

Jan 7th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,945 Views 61 Comments

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

There are 2,076 black holes lurking in this photo of deep space
# A Galaxy Far Far Away
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# A Galaxy Far Far Away

There are 2,076 black holes lurking in this photo of deep space

Jan 7th 2017, 2:00 PM 19,891 Views 60 Comments

The central region of this image contains the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen.

# space - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Plans for human community on Mars pushed back by five years
# Mars One
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# Mars One

Plans for human community on Mars pushed back by five years

Dec 8th 2016, 10:58 PM 14,206 Views 42 Comments

Mars One said its first manned mission to the red planet would now not happen until 2031, having previously targeted 2026.

# space - Monday 14 November, 2016

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years
# Supermoon
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# Supermoon

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years

Nov 14th 2016, 4:40 PM 21,811 Views 51 Comments

Make sure to catch a glimpse, weather pemitting of course.

# space - Sunday 30 October, 2016

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump
# Astronaut
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# Astronaut

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump

Oct 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 25,945 Views 25 Comments

Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.

# space - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster
# Heads Up
# Heads Up

Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster

Oct 11th 2016, 1:03 PM 11,004 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Sexton led a more polished Leinster display in the Guinness Pro12 clash last weekend.

# space - Monday 29 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,114 Views 18 Comments

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

# space - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth
# Goldilocks Zone
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# Goldilocks Zone

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth

Aug 24th 2016, 7:48 PM 41,983 Views 127 Comments

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.

# space - Monday 22 August, 2016

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over
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# Lonely In Hawaii

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:57 PM 19,939 Views 50 Comments

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

# space - Thursday 7 July, 2016

An Irish doctor has been picked by NASA to live under the sea
# Just Friendly Crustaceans
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# Just Friendly Crustaceans

An Irish doctor has been picked by NASA to live under the sea

Jul 7th 2016, 10:54 AM 21,406 Views 26 Comments

Dr Marc Ó Gríofa is going on a NASA mission to the bottom of the sea.

# space - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter
# Juno And The Payload
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# Juno And The Payload

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter

Jul 5th 2016, 7:05 AM 14,805 Views 48 Comments

“Juno, welcome to Jupiter.”

# space - Saturday 18 June, 2016

British astronaut lands safely on Earth after historic six-month Space trip
# Spaceman
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# Spaceman

British astronaut lands safely on Earth after historic six-month Space trip

Jun 18th 2016, 10:44 AM 8,827 Views 20 Comments

Tim Peake was the first astronaut to fly to space under the UK banner in 25 years.