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# final-frontier - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

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

# final-frontier - Monday 12 September, 2016

Clinching back to back All-Ireland senior football titles is the last hurdle for this Dublin team to cross

Retain Sam next Sunday and they are up there with the greats, says Ray Cosgrove.

# final-frontier - Thursday 6 August, 2015

So this is what the dark side of the moon looks like

A new view from a million miles away.

# final-frontier - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Take a look at Pluto as you've never seen it

As no-one has ever seen it really – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is currently as close to the distant (former) planet as any probe in history.

# final-frontier - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space

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

# final-frontier - Friday 24 April, 2015

16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe

We have much to thank Hubble for at its 25th birthday.

# final-frontier - Sunday 8 February, 2015

# final-frontier - Saturday 29 November, 2014

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

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

# final-frontier - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Nasa cancels satellite launch with just 46 seconds to go

The spacecraft will orbit at 705 kilometres above Earth and will provide the first complete picture of the effects of climate change.

# final-frontier - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie

“This is me at work #busy #casualTuesday #cantwaittilpayday”

# final-frontier - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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

This is the first Vine ever to be sent from Space

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is on the case.

# final-frontier - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

# final-frontier - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Scientists discover planet that is more like Earth than any other planet (but still not that similar)

The planet is snappily named Kepler 186f.

# final-frontier - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

A NASA spacecraft has witnessed the birth of a 'new moon' in the rings of Saturn

“We have not seen anything like this before,” said one scientist.

# final-frontier - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

# final-frontier - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# final-frontier - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials

Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.

# final-frontier - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

# final-frontier - Saturday 14 December, 2013

One small step: China lands spacecraft on the moon

It is the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has landed on the moon.

# final-frontier - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen

From a man on the moon to space wonderlust, black holes and incredible aliens.

# final-frontier - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study

New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover found only tiny amounts of methane gas in the atmosphere, making it unlikely that there was life on Mars.

# final-frontier - Friday 13 September, 2013

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the centre of our galaxy. Turns out it’s shaped a bit like a peanut…

# final-frontier - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Space rat! Bob Geldof could become first Irishman in space

The Boomtown Rats front-man accepted to offer to go up to space as part of the commercial Space Expedition Corporation flight.

# final-frontier - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Are humans or robots the future of space travel? Final Frontier This post contains videos

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

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

# final-frontier - Monday 28 January, 2013

Iran's space monkey doesn't look happy

This little guy is the Yuri Gagarin of Iran’s monkeys. He looks pretty unhappy about that, though.

# final-frontier - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

# final-frontier - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

# final-frontier - Monday 6 August, 2012

PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars Mars Landing This post contains images

PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars

It took eight years of work, more than €2 billion, and just a bit of luck, but Curiosity touched down on Mars just after 6.30am Irish time.

VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today

Mars Landing! Whoo!

# final-frontier - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre Final Frontier This post contains videos

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre

NASA gave Google Maps photographers unprecedented access to the centre.

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

# final-frontier - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

# final-frontier - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto

The irregular-shaped moon is less than 23 km wide, according to NASA. No wonder they never spotted it before now…

# final-frontier - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Want to ask the head of NASA some questions? Here's how.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be in Dublin next week and he’ll be answering questions from people on Twitter.

# final-frontier - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system?

The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…

# final-frontier - Monday 23 April, 2012

And here is the view from space... View From Above This post contains videos

And here is the view from space...

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

# final-frontier - Saturday 7 April, 2012

What does the cockpit of a space shuttle look like?

The space shuttle Endeavour flew its last mission in May 2011. Here’s what it looks like on the inside.

# final-frontier - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

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

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