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#International Space Station

# international-space-station - Friday 8 April, 2022

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 17,036 Views 18 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Saturday 2 April, 2022

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 24,472 Views 14 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Sunday 2 May, 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 23,720 Views 9 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Friday 23 April, 2021

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 14,418 Views 8 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Saturday 17 April, 2021

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 23,756 Views 3 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Sunday 28 February, 2021

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

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,460 Views 16 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

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 32,368 Views 48 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

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 14,003 Views 2 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Monday 16 November, 2020

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

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,730 Views 10 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

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 26,473 Views 33 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'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 71,584 Views 44 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Friday 17 April, 2020

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 19,935 Views 31 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Thursday 6 February, 2020

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 13,131 Views 11 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Friday 18 October, 2019

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 7,292 Views 29 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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 52,759 Views 39 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Friday 7 June, 2019

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 10,762 Views 32 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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 12,721 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.

# international-space-station - Sunday 3 March, 2019

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

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

Mar 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 18,798 Views 20 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'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 15,805 Views 57 Comments

The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.

# international-space-station - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

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 12,393 Views 33 Comments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

# international-space-station - 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 28,902 Views 26 Comments

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

# international-space-station - 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 13,139 Views 7 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'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 8,557 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 17,248 Views 32 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Monday 24 April, 2017

'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 11,092 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.

# international-space-station - Saturday 18 February, 2017

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 12,104 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

# international-space-station - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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 16,767 Views 73 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Saturday 18 June, 2016

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 8,842 Views 20 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

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 22,125 Views 23 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

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 10,595 Views 11 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

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 18,034 Views 10 Comments

Astronaut Tim Peake tweeted the timelapse from ISS.

# international-space-station - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

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 15,691 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.

# international-space-station - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

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 30,143 Views 59 Comments

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

# international-space-station - 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 10,773 Views 10 Comments

The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.

# international-space-station - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

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 16,708 Views 15 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Sunday 19 July, 2015

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 965 Views 11 Comments

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

# international-space-station - Thursday 16 July, 2015

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 10,560 Views 15 Comments

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

# international-space-station - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

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 11,463 Views 3 Comments

We’re being watched from above right now.

# international-space-station - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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 18,587 Views 30 Comments

Video has emerged of it spinning out of control.

# international-space-station - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens
# Drone Ship
# Drone Ship

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens

Apr 16th 2015, 9:44 PM 15,136 Views 15 Comments

The company isn’t giving up hope.

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