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# nasa - Monday 26 October, 2020

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find

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 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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# nasa - Saturday 2 March, 2019

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley' Capsule This post contains videos

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'

The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.

# nasa - Friday 15 February, 2019

Nasa stepping up plans to go back to the moon... and stay there this time

The last person to walk on the moon was Eugene Cernan in December 1972, and Nasa wants to change that.

# nasa - Thursday 14 February, 2019

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

# nasa - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied

The cosmic object – known as Ultima Thule – is about the size of the US capital, Washington, and orbits in the Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto.

# nasa - Friday 28 December, 2018

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied

The spacecraft’s closest approach to the cosmic object, known as Ultima Thule, comes 1 January at 5.33am.

# nasa - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

# nasa - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch

Voyager 2 is now more than 18 billion kilometres from Earth.

# nasa - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week

We have the details on what its next few weeks will be like.

# nasa - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

A lovely sight this grim morning.

# nasa - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet Mars Landing This post contains videos

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet

More than half of 43 attempts to reach Mars with rovers, orbiters and probes have failed.

# nasa - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.

# nasa - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing

The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.

# nasa - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award

The American awards recognise excellence in the television industry.

# nasa - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice

The $1 billion probe blasted off this morning.

# nasa - Friday 24 August, 2018

A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target In Sight This post contains videos

A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target

The asteroid named Bennu is about the size of a mountain.

# nasa - Sunday 12 August, 2018

NASA's Parker probe has finally gotten off the ground - and is headed for the Sun

After an aborted launch yesterday, the Parker space probe finally got its seven-year mission to the Sun under way this morning.

# nasa - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'Hold, hold, hold' - Technical hitch discovered two minutes before launch sees NASA Sun mission cancelled

The launch will be attempted again tomorrow.

# nasa - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars

The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

# nasa - Thursday 19 April, 2018

NASA launches spacecraft designed to find planets that might support life

The satellite is expected to catalogue thousands of planets.

# nasa - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

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