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# 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 11,380 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 17,555 Views 31 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 32,842 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 11,837 Views 5 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 10,812 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 8,828 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 53,374 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 25,253 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 8,285 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 20,794 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 23,707 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 26,399 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 23,736 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 9,139 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 25,691 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 24,313 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 8,405 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 14,453 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 42,199 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 33,499 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 36,853 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 30,757 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 24,138 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 17,677 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 42,990 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 27,541 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 50,304 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 39,455 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 32,300 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 68,788 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 28,718 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 18,024 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 59,948 Views 32 Comments

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

# nasa - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years
# Down To Earth
# Down To Earth

Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years

Aug 1st 2020, 3:55 PM 33,157 Views 32 Comments

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to come back to Earth tomorrow evening.

# nasa - Thursday 30 July, 2020

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,391 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

# nasa - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
# Demo 2
# Demo 2

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,392 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

# nasa - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'Houston, we have a problem': Apollo 13 astronauts hail 'miraculous recovery' on 50th anniversary
# NASA
# NASA

'Houston, we have a problem': Apollo 13 astronauts hail 'miraculous recovery' on 50th anniversary

Apr 12th 2020, 11:34 AM 23,733 Views 22 Comments

“I’m still alive. As long as I can keep breathing, I’m good,” mission commander Jim Lovell (92) said.

# nasa - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch

Mar 5th 2020, 10:47 PM 10,048 Views 5 Comments

It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle on the Red Planet.

# nasa - Thursday 13 February, 2020

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 13th 2020, 4:07 PM 2,676 Views 3 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

# nasa - 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 13,129 Views 11 Comments

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

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