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Nasa's Artemis 1 moon rocket launch postponed due to engine issue
The next available launch date for the mission will be on Friday, but a decision has not yet been made on whether it will go ahead.
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Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station
It is China’s first crewed space venture in five years.
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SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board
The 17-year-old are the first Irish students to have had their computer experiment for the International Space Station accepted.
# Astronauts
Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.
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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating
Observatory director Jeff Hall said the satellites will be a growing risk to stargazers in the future.
# Space Oddity
World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard
The SpaceX CEO didn’t have to include his red Tesla roadster, which reportedly was playing Space Oddity during blast off.
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Explainer: How does Fine Gael go about electing a new leader?
Enda’s on the way out – here’s what happens now.
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Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military
It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.
# Vertigo
Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket
For a securely fastened camera that is.
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Jason Puncheon balloons over the worst penalty miss you may ever see
That ball ain’t coming back.