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# nasa - Friday 13 May, 2022

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon
# Houston We Have A Plant
# Houston We Have A Plant

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon

May 13th 2022, 8:22 AM 10,534 Views 19 Comments

The ground-breaking experiment has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the moon.

# nasa - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

First Nasa crew comprised equally of men and women heads to ISS on SpaceX flight
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

First Nasa crew comprised equally of men and women heads to ISS on SpaceX flight

Apr 27th 2022, 2:58 PM 10,864 Views 8 Comments

The crew, including Jessica Watkins, the first black woman making a long-term spaceflight, will spend five months at the orbiting lab.

# nasa - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket
# We Have A Problem
# We Have A Problem

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket

Apr 14th 2022, 10:45 PM 11,494 Views 6 Comments

Liquid hydrogen is extremely hazardous, with officials noting that the systems had been checked for leaks prior to the test.

# nasa - 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 17,017 Views 18 Comments

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

# nasa - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve
# Space Jam
# Space Jam

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve

Dec 18th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,715 Views 11 Comments

Multiple problems forced delays and a tripling of the telescope’s original budget with a final price tag of nearly $10 billion.

# nasa - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow
# Meteor Shower
# Meteor Shower

Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow

Dec 12th 2021, 12:30 PM 21,676 Views 10 Comments

Geminids are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured.

# nasa - Friday 10 December, 2021

Nasa’s newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit
# Discovery
# Discovery

Nasa’s newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit

Dec 10th 2021, 9:01 AM 7,089 Views 6 Comments

Scientists said the observatory will unveil the most dramatic and extreme parts of the universe as never before.

# nasa - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course
# Disaster Prep
# Disaster Prep

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

Nov 24th 2021, 6:41 AM 11,455 Views 20 Comments

The asteroids in question pose no threat to our planet.

# nasa - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

NASA to fire spaceship at asteroid to see if it's a good way of deflecting them away from Earth
# Don't Want To Miss A Thing
# Don't Want To Miss A Thing

NASA to fire spaceship at asteroid to see if it's a good way of deflecting them away from Earth

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:45 AM 17,604 Views 32 Comments

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is to determine whether this is an effective way to deflect the course of an asteroid.

# nasa - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021

Nov 17th 2021, 7:53 AM 32,898 Views 10 Comments

The word has been looked up on its website more than 243,000 times globally during 2021.

# nasa - Friday 12 November, 2021

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth
# Women In Science
# Women In Science

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth

Nov 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,963 Views 6 Comments

Dr Niamh Shaw says it took her Mars simulation training for her to realise just how precious life on Earth really is.

# nasa - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

Oct 16th 2021, 5:42 PM 10,828 Views 7 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

# nasa - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample
# Perserverance
# Perserverance

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample

Sep 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 8,834 Views 12 Comments

An attempt by the rover to collect a sample last month had failed.

# nasa - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns
# Moon Wobble
# Moon Wobble

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns

Jul 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,408 Views 51 Comments

Flooding will affect almost all US mainland coastlines, sometimes in clusters that could last over a month.

# nasa - Monday 28 June, 2021

Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists

Jun 28th 2021, 4:05 PM 25,364 Views 10 Comments

The concentration of water vapour in the clouds may be enough to sustain life.

# nasa - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Nasa to send two robotic missions to Venus
# Venus
# Venus

Nasa to send two robotic missions to Venus

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:08 AM 8,316 Views 11 Comments

Earth’s closest neighbour is also the solar system’s hottest planet.

# nasa - Saturday 15 May, 2021

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,799 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

# nasa - 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 23,714 Views 9 Comments

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

# nasa - Monday 19 April, 2021

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet
# Mars
# Mars

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:52 AM 26,414 Views 37 Comments

The helicopter beamed images of the feat back to Earth this morning.

# nasa - 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 23,746 Views 3 Comments

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

# nasa - Friday 9 April, 2021

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
# Astronauts
# Astronauts

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,142 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

# nasa - Sunday 4 April, 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet
# Flight On Mars?
# Flight On Mars?

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet

Apr 4th 2021, 7:12 PM 25,700 Views 29 Comments

The ultra-light aircraft was on board the Perseverance rover when it landed on Mars in February.

# nasa - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive

Mar 6th 2021, 10:16 AM 24,316 Views 34 Comments

The Perseverance rover completed a drive lasting more than half an hour.

# nasa - Friday 5 March, 2021

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Mar 5th 2021, 8:27 PM 8,408 Views 1 Comment

The equipment will support the first set of improved solar panels, due to arrive in June.

# nasa - 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 14,454 Views 16 Comments

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

# nasa - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

Feb 24th 2021, 10:41 PM 42,208 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

# nasa - Monday 22 February, 2021

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars

Feb 22nd 2021, 9:42 PM 33,507 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

# nasa - Friday 19 February, 2021

Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends back first colour images from Mars
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends back first colour images from Mars

Feb 19th 2021, 10:10 PM 36,867 Views 44 Comments

The rover – a scientific laboratory the size of a car – is on a mission to search for signs of ancient life.

# nasa - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet

Feb 18th 2021, 9:08 PM 30,762 Views 55 Comments

The rover landed on the red planet in the Jezero Crater at 8:55 Irish time.

Nasa's Perseverance rover set for 'seven minutes of terror' as it seeks to land on Mars this evening
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Nasa's Perseverance rover set for 'seven minutes of terror' as it seeks to land on Mars this evening

Feb 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 24,140 Views 32 Comments

Perseverance is the largest and most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to Mars.

# nasa - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession
# Mars Or Bust
# Mars Or Bust

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession

Feb 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 17,680 Views 13 Comments

Both the UAE and China are newcomers to Mars, where more than half of Earth’s emissaries have failed.

# nasa - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Mars digger declared defunct after failing to burrow into planet
# Dig Deep
# Dig Deep

Mars digger declared defunct after failing to burrow into planet

Jan 14th 2021, 10:35 PM 42,993 Views 35 Comments

The digger was supposed to dig 16ft into Mars but only drilled down a couple of feet.

# nasa - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
# Look Up
# Look Up

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 27,588 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

# nasa - Friday 4 December, 2020

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show
# Space Talk
# Space Talk

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show

Dec 4th 2020, 10:50 PM 50,312 Views 21 Comments

Last Friday, Adam spoke about his love of space and his ambition to work for NASA.

# nasa - Sunday 29 November, 2020

NASA shares special message with Adam from the Toy Show
# Amazing Adam
# Amazing Adam

NASA shares special message with Adam from the Toy Show

Nov 29th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,468 Views 21 Comments

Adam, whose wish is to work with NASA when he’s older, appeared on the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night.

# nasa - Monday 26 October, 2020

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find
# NASA
# NASA

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find

Oct 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 32,303 Views 33 Comments

The findings may have implications for future missions to the moon.

# nasa - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?
# NASA
# NASA

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?

Oct 25th 2020, 10:00 PM 68,801 Views 41 Comments

NASA is to announce “new science results” about the Moon tomorrow.

# nasa - Saturday 24 October, 2020

NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft
# Bennu Asteroid
# Bennu Asteroid

NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft

Oct 24th 2020, 3:08 PM 28,719 Views 15 Comments

The probe is thought to have collected some 400 grams of fragments, far more than the minimum of 60 grams needed.

# nasa - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
# Bennu
# Bennu

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 18,048 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

# nasa - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission
# Back To Earth
# Back To Earth

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission

Updated Aug 2nd 2020, 7:56 PM 59,954 Views 32 Comments

The capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at the expected time of 7.48pm.

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