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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# International Space Station

This year
Astronauts return to Earth after five-month mission at the International Space Station
Their capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Florida coast near Tampa.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off for International Space Station
The SpaceX Dragon Crew-6 mission launched at 05:34 Irish time this morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.
# Space
Russia to send new capsule to return crew from ISS as Soyuz suffers meteorite strike
The Soyuz MS-22 will have to return to earth crewless due to damage to the craft.
Last year
# Space Oddity
'Drop everything and go': Russian spacewalk cut short due to issue with faulty suit
Wednesday’s mission was the seventh spacewalk for Oleg Artemyev.
# Liftoff
SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each
It is SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for Nasa.
# Space
Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says
Space is one of the last remaining areas of co-operation between Moscow and western nations.
All time
# International Space Station
SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.
# blast off
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.
# Space
Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.
# up up and away
Three men paying €45 million each to be part of crew on first private trip to International Space Station
The three men will receive 15 weeks of training in advance of the flight next January.
# SpaceX
SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.
# SpaceX
SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.
# air leak
Air leak on space station forces astronauts awake to seal hatches in the middle of the night
Nasa said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late on Monday.
# orbital
'Please come aboard': SpaceX crew enter International Space Station after historic journey
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
A crew member said “the Earth still looks just as stunning as always” from above during the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Watch this space
Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman
Christina Koch also made history as one half of the first-ever all-woman spacewalk.
# Space
Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk
There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.
# International Space Station
NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space
NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.
# Star Tours
NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.
# Spaced Out
Nasa scraps first ever all-women spacewalk due to lack of available spacesuits to fit them
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
The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
# International Space Station
'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing
The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.
# Dragon
SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments
The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.
# to boldly grow
Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space
His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.
# Peggy Whitson
Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth
Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.
# Made for Spacewalkin'
'Victory' as astronauts fix power box during critical space walk
It was unclear what caused the MDM to fail.
# we have liftoff
European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite
An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.
# out of world record
'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump
The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space.
# abort abort abort
Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.
# Friends in high places
Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station
In fairness to him, he got his wish in the end.
# spaceman
British astronaut lands safely on Earth after historic six-month Space trip
Tim Peake was the first astronaut to fly to space under the UK banner in 25 years.
# good view
Dublin was looking very nice from space today
The blue skies made it easy to see from the International Space Station.
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch this stunning timelapse of Earth's horizon
It’s hump day – give yourself a little breather…
# Take a Break
Watch: Violent storms, bright lights and dark seas - The view from 250 miles high
Astronaut Tim Peake tweeted the timelapse from ISS.
# Take a Break
This astronaut is taking stunning photos of Earth from space
Scott Kelly is in the final stretch of a year-long mission on the ISS, which orbits Earth every 92.91 minutes.
# International Space Station
All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up
The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.
# Aurora
The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space...
The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.
# SpaceX
Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage
Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.
We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.