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Last month
October 2023
Nasa to release first images of largest asteroid sample ever collected in space
The OSIRIS-REx mission collected rock and dust from the asteroid Bennu in 2020.
This year
The largest asteroid samples ever collected have returned to Earth in a NASA probe
The capsule landed in a desert in Utah after a seven-year mission.
Study of UFOs will require new scientific techniques, says Nasa
Officials said there are so few high-quality observations of unexplained sightings that no scientific conclusions can be drawn.
Four astronauts from four countries blast off for International Space Station
Nasa’s Jasmin Moghbeli, a Marine pilot serving as commander, said her crew’s make-up demonstrates “what we can do when we work together in harmony”.
Quiz: How much do you know about meteors and asteroids?
Ireland saw a meteor shower in our skies this weekend.
Nasa makes contact with spacecraft 19 billion kilometres away after wrong command tilted it from Earth
Project manager Suzanne Dodd said that the news had “buoyed our spirits”.
Nasa power outage temporarily halts contact with space station
Neither the astronauts nor the station were in any danger and back-up control systems took over within 90 minutes.
Nasa climatologist says July likely to be hottest month on record
Gavin Schmidt said the trend of extreme heat is unmistakable.
Nasa releases image taken by James Webb telescope on one-year anniversary
The telescope was launched into space from French Guiana on Christmas Day 2021.
NASA scientists say 'more high quality data' needed on UFOs in first public meeting
NASA announced last year it was analysing observations in the sky that can’t be identified as aerial or natural phenomena.
Nasa picks Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to build second lunar lander for Moon mission
Blue Origin will use its still-in-development New Glenn rocket to launch its lunar missions from Cape Canaveral.
Astronomers identify fireball that is the 'largest' cosmic explosion ever observed
It is estimated to be around two trillion times brighter than the Sun.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship explodes minutes after test launch of world's biggest rocket
Starship did not separate correctly from its second stage and exploded.
Bright flash over Kyiv 'probably' meteorite says Ukrainian Space Agency
A NASA spokesman said it was not a satellite as the one question was “still in orbit”.
Elon Musk's SpaceX postpones launch of mammoth Starship rocket
The rocket was due to blast off from Starbase, the SpaceX spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas this afternoon.
Nasa announces crew for mission flying around the Moon next year
Nasa aims to send astronauts back to the Moon in 2025, more than five decades after the historic Apollo missions ended in 1972.
Nasa Webb telescope captures image of star on cusp of death 15,000 light-years away
The star in the constellation Sagittarius, officially known as WR 124, is 30 times as massive as our sun.
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.
Lorry-sized asteroid to come 'extraordinarily close' to Earth but NASA says it poses no danger
It was discovered on Saturday from an observatory in Crimea.
Last year
Nasa’s Orion capsule enters moon orbit as test mission nears halfway point
The mission is one of a number of test runs intended to return humans to the moon by 2025.
NASA spacecraft comes within 80 miles of Moon ahead of record-breaking orbit
The capsule will travel nearly 250,000 miles from Earth, the longest distance for a spacecraft designed for astronauts.
Nasa's James Webb space telescope spots early galaxies hidden from Hubble
The Webb telescope is indicating stars may have formed sooner than previously thought.
NASA successfully launches new powerful rocket heading for the Moon
It was third time lucky for NASA after two previous launch attempts were canceled for technical reasons.
Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?
Nasa has again rescheduled its long-delayed uncrewed mission to the Moon.
Section of destroyed space shuttle Challenger found on ocean floor
The shuttle broke apart shortly after lift-off on 28 January 1986, killed seven people on board.
Long-delayed, uncrewed NASA Moon mission delayed again due to storm
It is the third delay of the highly-anticipated launch in as many months.
Nasa spaceship succeeds in deflecting asteroid in historic test
“We showed the world that Nasa is serious as a defender of this planet,” said Nasa chief Bill Nelson.
Nasa spacecraft makes close approach to Jupiter moon Europa
The Juno spacecraft zoomed past Europa on Thursday, passing within 222 miles.
Nasa tests defence technology by crashing spacecraft into asteroid
The aim of the mission was to demonstrate that dangerous incoming rocks can be deflected by deliberately smashing into them.
NASA calls off Moon launch due to tropical storm
Artemis 1 is an uncrewed mission around the moon that will pave the way for future crewed missions.
Neptune and rings shine in photos from Webb space telescope
Nasa’s Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to see Neptune in all its gaseous glory, during a 1989 flyby.
Nasa postpones rocket launch to the moon for the second time
The launch was originally planned for 29 August but had to be abandoned moments before lift-off due to issues with an engine.
Poll: Will you watch the Nasa launch today?
The test is an uncrewed mission around the moon.
Lunchbox-sized instrument successfully generates oxygen on Mars
It is hoped that at full capacity, the system should generate enough oxygen to sustain humans once they arrive on Mars.
NASA will try again to launch its new Moon rocket on Saturday
The two-hour launch window will begin at 7:17 pm Irish time.
Nasa's Artemis 1 moon rocket launch postponed due to engine issue
The next available launch date for the mission will be on Friday, but a decision has not yet been made on whether it will go ahead.
Nasa's 'most powerful rocket' set for launch of Artemis 1 moon mission
While this mission will be uncrewed, the agency aims to put people on the Moon in 2025.
'Drop everything and go': Russian spacewalk cut short due to issue with faulty suit
Wednesday’s mission was the seventh spacewalk for Oleg Artemyev.
Nasa has released the clearest-ever photo of galaxies in deep space
The stunning shot shows thousands of galaxies from billions of years ago.