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# 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 8,257 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 20,781 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 23,698 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 26,381 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 23,726 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 9,132 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 25,636 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 24,311 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 8,403 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 14,452 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 42,180 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 33,479 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 36,837 Views 43 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 30,751 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 24,129 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 17,672 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 42,984 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 26,909 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 50,284 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 39,425 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 32,298 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 68,749 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 28,716 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 17,998 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 59,943 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 33,147 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 21,374 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 17,390 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 23,718 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 10,047 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 2,675 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 13,126 Views 11 Comments

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

# nasa - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission
# NASA
# NASA

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 17,615 Views 16 Comments

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

# nasa - 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 7,281 Views 29 Comments

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

# nasa - 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 52,740 Views 39 Comments

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

# nasa - 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 10,746 Views 32 Comments

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

# nasa - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'
# Marsquake
# Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,786 Views 10 Comments

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

# nasa - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

US says it will send astronauts back to the moon within the next five years
# One Small Step For Trump
# One Small Step For Trump

US says it will send astronauts back to the moon within the next five years

Mar 27th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,977 Views 41 Comments

Vice President Mike Pence has said failure to return to the moon by 2024 is “not an option”.

# nasa - 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 12,716 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.

# nasa - 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 18,784 Views 20 Comments

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

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