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#International Space Station

# international-space-station - This year 2022

'Drop everything and go': Russian spacewalk cut short due to issue with faulty suit
# Space Oddity
# Space Oddity

'Drop everything and go': Russian spacewalk cut short due to issue with faulty suit

Aug 17th 2022, 10:40 PM 31,109 Views 26 Comments

Wednesday’s mission was the seventh spacewalk for Oleg Artemyev.

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each

Apr 8th 2022, 5:14 PM 17,050 Views 18 Comments

It is SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for Nasa.

Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says
# Space
# Space

Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says

Apr 2nd 2022, 1:56 PM 24,483 Views 14 Comments

Space is one of the last remaining areas of co-operation between Moscow and western nations.

# international-space-station - Last year 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 23,725 Views 9 Comments

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

SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board
# Blast Off
# Blast Off

SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:03 PM 14,442 Views 8 Comments

The 17-year-old are the first Irish students to have had their computer experiment for the International Space Station accepted.

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 23,763 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,467 Views 16 Comments

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

Three men paying €45 million each to be part of crew on first private trip to International Space Station
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Three men paying €45 million each to be part of crew on first private trip to International Space Station

Jan 26th 2021, 8:01 PM 32,386 Views 48 Comments

The three men will receive 15 weeks of training in advance of the flight next January.

# international-space-station - All time

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 14,015 Views 2 Comments

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

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

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,737 Views 10 Comments

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

Air leak on space station forces astronauts awake to seal hatches in the middle of the night
# Air Leak
# Air Leak

Air leak on space station forces astronauts awake to seal hatches in the middle of the night

Sep 29th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,481 Views 33 Comments

Nasa said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late on Monday.

'Please come aboard': SpaceX crew enter International Space Station after historic journey
# Orbital
# Orbital

'Please come aboard': SpaceX crew enter International Space Station after historic journey

Updated May 31st 2020, 6:42 PM 71,593 Views 44 Comments

Docking took place at 3.16pm Irish time and the astronauts entered some three hours later.

After more than 200 days in space, an International Space Station crew has landed safely on Earth
# ISS
# ISS

After more than 200 days in space, an International Space Station crew has landed safely on Earth

Apr 17th 2020, 10:14 AM 19,940 Views 31 Comments

A crew member said “the Earth still looks just as stunning as always” from above during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

Feb 6th 2020, 1:08 PM 13,141 Views 11 Comments

Christina Koch also made history as one half of the first-ever all-woman spacewalk.

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 7,300 Views 29 Comments

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

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Aug 24th 2019, 5:01 PM 52,766 Views 39 Comments

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
# Star Tours
# Star Tours

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Jun 7th 2019, 7:11 PM 10,770 Views 32 Comments

Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.

Nasa scraps first ever all-women spacewalk due to lack of available spacesuits to fit them
# Spaced Out
# Spaced Out

Nasa scraps first ever all-women spacewalk due to lack of available spacesuits to fit them

Mar 26th 2019, 3:20 PM 12,730 Views 15 Comments

Nasa said it does its best to anticipate the spacesuit sizes, but that a person’s body may change when they’re in orbit.

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
# NASA
# NASA

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

Mar 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 18,803 Views 20 Comments

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing

Oct 11th 2018, 11:04 AM 15,814 Views 57 Comments

The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments
# Dragon
# Dragon

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

Apr 4th 2018, 5:57 PM 12,398 Views 33 Comments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

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 28,910 Views 26 Comments

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

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 13,146 Views 7 Comments

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

'Victory' as astronauts fix power box during critical space walk
# Made For Spacewalkin'
# Made For Spacewalkin'

'Victory' as astronauts fix power box during critical space walk

May 23rd 2017, 8:06 PM 8,562 Views 10 Comments

It was unclear what caused the MDM to fail.

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

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

May 23rd 2017, 9:23 AM 17,262 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 24th 2017, 9:24 PM 11,097 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.

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
# Abort Abort Abort
# Abort Abort Abort

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,114 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station
# Friends In High Places
# Friends In High Places

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station

Aug 24th 2016, 12:36 PM 16,854 Views 73 Comments

In fairness to him, he got his wish in the end.

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

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

Jun 18th 2016, 10:44 AM 8,852 Views 20 Comments

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

Dublin was looking very nice from space today
# Good View
# Good View

Dublin was looking very nice from space today

Apr 20th 2016, 9:36 PM 22,128 Views 23 Comments

The blue skies made it easy to see from the International Space Station.

Take a break and watch this stunning timelapse of Earth's horizon
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch this stunning timelapse of Earth's horizon

Apr 6th 2016, 10:57 AM 10,602 Views 11 Comments

It’s hump day – give yourself a little breather…

Watch: Violent storms, bright lights and dark seas - The view from 250 miles high
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Watch: Violent storms, bright lights and dark seas - The view from 250 miles high

Feb 10th 2016, 10:59 AM 18,041 Views 10 Comments

Astronaut Tim Peake tweeted the timelapse from ISS.

This astronaut is taking stunning photos of Earth from space
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

This astronaut is taking stunning photos of Earth from space

Jan 5th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,699 Views 3 Comments

Scott Kelly is in the final stretch of a year-long mission on the ISS, which orbits Earth every 92.91 minutes.

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

Oct 28th 2015, 10:18 PM 30,152 Views 58 Comments

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

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 10,780 Views 10 Comments

The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Jul 21st 2015, 6:30 PM 16,721 Views 15 Comments

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
# Column
# Column

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 986 Views 11 Comments

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS
# Gravity
# Gravity

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS

Jul 16th 2015, 7:54 PM 10,568 Views 15 Comments

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

If Ireland was made completely of fluffy white clouds it would look exactly like this
# The Auld Sod
# The Auld Sod

If Ireland was made completely of fluffy white clouds it would look exactly like this

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:17 AM 11,471 Views 3 Comments

We’re being watched from above right now.

An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth

Apr 29th 2015, 11:48 AM 18,597 Views 30 Comments

Video has emerged of it spinning out of control.

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