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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Moon Landing

This year
# Moon Landing
Irish scientist who made samples aboard spacecraft is 'proud' to have played a part in history
“When I get home tonight it will be quite special to look up at the moon with my kids and say ‘Something mammy made is up there’, regardless of the outcome,” Dr Kelleher said.
All time
# evening quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Apollo 11 moon landing?
Today marks 51 years since the launch of Apollo 11.
# Moon Landing
An Post acknowledges Irish spelling error on commemorative moon stamps
The series of stamps featured four Nasa astronauts with Irish ancestry.
# Brexit
Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem
During his time as Foreign Secretary, Johnson compared concerns about the Irish border as “the tail wagging the dog.”
The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star
The calling to travel beyond the Earth owes itself to mythology as well as science, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
# Moon Landing
A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening
There won’t be another one for 2 years, so Astronomy Ireland is asking people to send photos of the eclipse into them.
# One Small Step
'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history
It was in the early hours of 21 July 1969 that Irish audiences first heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped onto the surface.
# Apollo 11
Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children over alleged misuse of his finances
His children have filed a petition saying he is suffering from memory loss and delusions.
# Dust in your eyes
Dust from the first moon landing bought for €900 could sell for €3.5 million
A woman bought the bag at an auction.
# One Small Step
Here are the bizarre items that Neil Armstrong nicked from the moon
We would do the same.
# Africa2Moon
An African moon mission is in the works, but they're having trouble getting funding off the ground
They’ve raised just €11,000 of a €126,000 target.
# future astronauts
Chris Hadfield tweeted this animation by Dublin schoolboys, and it's winning high praise
Maybe because it’s really, really good.
# final frontier
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.
# One Small Step
In pictures: the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969
From launch to landing: NASA archive images from the first successful manned moon landing mission.
# Apollo 11
Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'
The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.