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#Astronaut

# astronaut - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90
# Apollo 11
# Apollo 11

Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90

Apr 28th 2021, 6:39 PM 22,199 Views 57 Comments

Michael Collins piloted the orbiting command module as his colleages landed on the Moon.

# astronaut - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut
# Star Man
# Star Man

Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut

May 26th 2018, 11:41 AM 6,674 Views 20 Comments

Branson says he has increased his fitness training by playing tennis four times a day.

# astronaut - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space
# To Boldly Grow
# To Boldly Grow

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space

Jan 10th 2018, 2:45 PM 28,889 Views 26 Comments

His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.

# astronaut - Friday 22 December, 2017

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:19 PM 19,338 Views 21 Comments

He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack.

# astronaut - Sunday 3 September, 2017

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

# astronaut - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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

# astronaut - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole
# Medical Reasons
# Medical Reasons

Concern for Buzz Aldrin's health as he is evacuated from South Pole

Dec 1st 2016, 4:10 PM 19,783 Views 44 Comments

The second man on the moon was there as part of a tourist group.

# astronaut - Sunday 30 October, 2016

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

# astronaut - Thursday 17 March, 2016

This astronaut just took a gorgeous photo of Ireland from space to celebrate Paddy's Day
# Looking Well
From The Daily Edge
# Looking Well

This astronaut just took a gorgeous photo of Ireland from space to celebrate Paddy's Day

Mar 17th 2016, 3:34 PM 8,695 Views 6 Comments

Beautiful.

# astronaut - Saturday 26 December, 2015

'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space
# Is There Anybody Out There?
# Is There Anybody Out There?

'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space

Dec 26th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,678 Views 14 Comments

Tim Peake, the first Briton to visit the ISS, phoned the wrong number from space yesterday.

# astronaut - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station
# Peakey Blinder
# Peakey Blinder

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station

Dec 15th 2015, 6:43 PM 15,320 Views 39 Comments

The 43-year-old said he would call his relatives from space to wish them a merry Christmas.

# astronaut - Monday 17 August, 2015

The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space...
# Aurora
# Aurora

The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space...

Aug 17th 2015, 11:44 AM 10,758 Views 10 Comments

The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.

# astronaut - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space

Jun 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 25,464 Views 80 Comments

They launched a crowdfunding campaign today and hope the ‘sexploration’ will begin in 2016.

# astronaut - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea - but they aren't using it to explore the ocean
# FINDING NEEMO
# FINDING NEEMO

Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea - but they aren't using it to explore the ocean

Jun 10th 2015, 7:12 PM 11,685 Views 17 Comments

Before you can become an astronaut – you need to learn how to be an aquanaut.

# astronaut - Friday 17 April, 2015

This Dublin artist's amazing astronaut mural is Chris Hadfield-approved
# Out Of This World
From The Daily Edge
# Out Of This World

This Dublin artist's amazing astronaut mural is Chris Hadfield-approved

Apr 17th 2015, 2:33 PM 5,365 Views 0 Comments

Is there higher praise than that? We don’t think so.

# astronaut - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

This teen sent her astronaut dad a desert message he could see from space
# Up In The Air
From The Daily Edge
# Up In The Air

This teen sent her astronaut dad a desert message he could see from space

Apr 14th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,094 Views 4 Comments

Advertising done right.

# astronaut - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Can you spot the astronaut space-walking in this picture?

Can you spot the astronaut space-walking in this picture?

Mar 4th 2015, 8:30 PM 19,999 Views 24 Comments

Get your glasses out.

# astronaut - Thursday 29 January, 2015

This astronaut's amazing NASA portrait just needs to be seen
# Space Dogs
From The Daily Edge
# Space Dogs

This astronaut's amazing NASA portrait just needs to be seen

Jan 29th 2015, 11:21 AM 3,811 Views 0 Comments

Every photo should have more dogs.

# astronaut - Monday 29 December, 2014

Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015
# Optimism
From The Daily Edge
# Optimism

Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015

Dec 29th 2014, 2:32 PM 1,961 Views 2 Comments

“Our world is a better place than we often claim it to be.”

# astronaut - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Ireland's favourite astronaut is back in town...
# Space Oddity
# Space Oddity

Ireland's favourite astronaut is back in town...

Dec 13th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,954 Views 24 Comments

… and he’s brought his guitar.

# astronaut - Saturday 29 November, 2014

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth

Nov 29th 2014, 3:58 PM 13,061 Views 17 Comments

Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.

# astronaut - 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 9,103 Views 15 Comments

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

# astronaut - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station
# Fair-ly Far Away City
# Fair-ly Far Away City

Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station

Nov 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 24,783 Views 40 Comments

‘Mon the Dubs!

# astronaut - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ever wonder what lightning on Earth looks like from space?
# Reid Wiseman
From The Daily Edge
# Reid Wiseman

Ever wonder what lightning on Earth looks like from space?

Jun 27th 2014, 10:26 PM 15,131 Views 15 Comments

It’s been captured in Vine format, something astronauts on the ISS are mad for these days.

# astronaut - Saturday 7 June, 2014

This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space
# Final Frontier
From The Daily Edge
# Final Frontier

This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space

Jun 7th 2014, 11:38 AM 2,914 Views 3 Comments

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is on the case.

# astronaut - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Whoops... Media outlets duped by North Korea 'rocket to the sun' story
# Waterford Whispers
# Waterford Whispers

Whoops... Media outlets duped by North Korea 'rocket to the sun' story

Jan 25th 2014, 8:03 PM 70,459 Views 35 Comments

A raft of sites have been taken by the ‘Waterford Whispers’ report on North Korea’s out-of-this-world claims — including our own Sunday World.

# astronaut - Friday 10 January, 2014

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 13,934 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.

# astronaut - Monday 16 December, 2013

Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays with The Chieftains again...on Earth
# Space Oddity
From The Daily Edge
# Space Oddity

Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays with The Chieftains again...on Earth

Dec 16th 2013, 9:28 AM 1,443 Views 0 Comments

They previously played together while Cmdr Hadfield was still aboard the ISS.

# astronaut - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Here's when you can finally meet Commander Chris Hadfield
# Star Man
From The Daily Edge
# Star Man

Here's when you can finally meet Commander Chris Hadfield

Nov 28th 2013, 2:24 PM 2,699 Views 2 Comments

He’ll be signing copies of his new book in Dublin next month.

# astronaut - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

Sep 12th 2013, 8:34 PM 8,550 Views 98 Comments

The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets. It will continue to drift across the galaxy, carrying discs of greetings from planet Earth…

# astronaut - Friday 16 August, 2013

Commander Chris Hadfield is coming to Ireland
# Star Man
From The Daily Edge
# Star Man

Commander Chris Hadfield is coming to Ireland

Aug 16th 2013, 6:45 PM 14,960 Views 27 Comments

He’ll need to brush up on his Gaeilge.

# astronaut - Friday 12 July, 2013

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply
# NASA
From The Daily Edge
# NASA

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply

Jul 12th 2013, 12:15 PM 3,640 Views 2 Comments

Here’s the full correspondence, as revealed by Dexter’s dad.

Finglas student bids to become first Irish man in space
# Space
# Space

Finglas student bids to become first Irish man in space

Jul 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,446 Views 32 Comments

Seán Corcoran, a second year Software Engineering student from Finglas, will battle it out against 200 other potential astronauts from across Ireland and Britain for the chance to board a space flight next year.

# astronaut - 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?

# astronaut - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts

May 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 244 Views 5 Comments

With photos shared on social media and down-to-earth video interviews, Commander Chris Hadfield is surely inspiring many young people to become astronauts and to work in other areas of the space industry, writes Colm Quinn.

# astronaut - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes
# At The Movies
# At The Movies

“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes

Apr 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,211 Views 11 Comments

Last Day on Mars by Ruairí Robinson stars Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai and has been selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight at Cannes.

# astronaut - Monday 18 February, 2013

'My daughter is in Ireland': Astronaut Chris Hadfield says 'ask me anything'
# Ground Control To Major Tom
From The Daily Edge
# Ground Control To Major Tom

'My daughter is in Ireland': Astronaut Chris Hadfield says 'ask me anything'

Feb 18th 2013, 12:37 PM 46,665 Views 6 Comments

Here are our nine favourite questions and responses from the International Space Station

# astronaut - 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.

# astronaut - Monday 14 January, 2013

PIC: The "delicious" food astronauts eat in space
# Space Stew
From The Daily Edge
# Space Stew

PIC: The "delicious" food astronauts eat in space

Jan 14th 2013, 2:15 PM 7,943 Views 20 Comments

Yum.

# astronaut - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Pic: This is what Dublin looks like from space
# Space
# Space

Pic: This is what Dublin looks like from space

Jan 6th 2013, 11:45 AM 28,092 Views 51 Comments

We’re not half bad looking from far away…

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