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#Space Exploration

# space-exploration - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
# Join The Conversation
# Join The Conversation

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,121 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

# space-exploration - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?

Aug 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,165 Views 57 Comments

Technological advancements have made space more accessible and affordable to private enterprises.

# space-exploration - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
# Tgip Space
# Tgip Space

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'

Aug 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,394 Views 6 Comments

The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.

# space-exploration - Saturday 7 September, 2019

India's space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned moon landing
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

India's space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned moon landing

Sep 7th 2019, 11:46 AM 20,288 Views 54 Comments

The country aimed to be the first to land in the Southern Polar region.

# space-exploration - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off

Oct 20th 2018, 2:32 PM 7,494 Views 40 Comments

The BepiColombo blasted off from French Guiana earlier today.

# space-exploration - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

Sep 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,695 Views 74 Comments

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# space-exploration - Friday 10 March, 2017

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration

Mar 10th 2017, 6:09 AM 8,886 Views 0 Comments

Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.

# space-exploration - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
# Abort Abort Abort
# Abort Abort Abort

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,091 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

# space-exploration - Monday 14 March, 2016

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,630 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

# space-exploration - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Jul 21st 2015, 6:30 PM 16,686 Views 15 Comments

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

# space-exploration - Sunday 28 June, 2015

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,868 Views 23 Comments

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

# space-exploration - Saturday 27 June, 2015

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?
# Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
# Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?

Jun 27th 2015, 8:45 AM 10,109 Views 45 Comments

NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.

# space-exploration - Friday 5 June, 2015

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars
# Into The Beyond
# Into The Beyond

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars

Jun 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,650 Views 20 Comments

For the first time since 1982, NASA is in the process of testing new space suit prototypes.

# space-exploration - Friday 20 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?

Mar 20th 2015, 8:15 PM 19,233 Views 45 Comments

Bas Lansdorp denied the project is a sham.

# space-exploration - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

Jan 28th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,675 Views 37 Comments

On this day in 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch.

# space-exploration - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project
# Match Made In The Heavens
# Match Made In The Heavens

Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project

Jan 20th 2015, 2:40 PM 6,598 Views 20 Comments

Reports say Google are planning a big investment in SpaceX.

# space-exploration - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did you know that the US left poo on the moon?
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

Did you know that the US left poo on the moon?

Jan 17th 2015, 6:30 PM 25,430 Views 79 Comments

They did. And it was for a good reason.

# space-exploration - Friday 14 November, 2014

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars
# COLONISATION
# COLONISATION

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

Nov 14th 2014, 2:38 PM 11,815 Views 54 Comments

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

# space-exploration - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each
# Totally Worth It
# Totally Worth It

The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each

Nov 12th 2014, 10:43 PM 23,616 Views 64 Comments

Hmm, that’s OK then.

# space-exploration - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google
# Secret Plans
# Secret Plans

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,471 Views 11 Comments

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

# space-exploration - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
# Pungent
# Pungent

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,277 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

# space-exploration - Friday 19 September, 2014

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars
# Space Race
# Space Race

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

Sep 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,253 Views 19 Comments

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

# space-exploration - Friday 11 July, 2014

The most spectacular piece of rubbish you're likely to see
# Ultimate Fireball
# Ultimate Fireball

The most spectacular piece of rubbish you're likely to see

Jul 11th 2014, 7:54 AM 15,113 Views 13 Comments

Space junk from a Russian rocket lit up the Australian sky.

# space-exploration - Thursday 10 July, 2014

SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit
# To Boldly Float
# To Boldly Float

SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit

Jul 10th 2014, 10:22 AM 6,441 Views 31 Comments

A few weeks into orbit, the LightSail’s wings will expand, making it visible from Earth.

# space-exploration - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky
# Stargazger
# Stargazger

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

Apr 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 42 Views 14 Comments

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

# space-exploration - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,330 Views 35 Comments

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

# space-exploration - Monday 10 March, 2014

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland
# Seeing Stars
# Seeing Stars

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland

Mar 10th 2014, 2:23 PM 26,884 Views 30 Comments

If you did, you weren’t alone.

# space-exploration - Thursday 27 February, 2014

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?
# Uncharted Space
# Uncharted Space

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?

Feb 27th 2014, 10:10 AM 10,082 Views 77 Comments

About four in fact.

# space-exploration - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

China's Jade Rabbit dies on moon's surface
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

China's Jade Rabbit dies on moon's surface

Feb 12th 2014, 5:48 PM 21,672 Views 36 Comments

The rover experienced a mechanical control abnormality at the end of last month and has been unable to function since then.

# space-exploration - Sunday 2 February, 2014

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?
# Mission Improbable
# Mission Improbable

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:45 AM 11,721 Views 29 Comments

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?

# space-exploration - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking
# Interstellar Trekker
# Interstellar Trekker

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking

Jan 25th 2014, 10:00 AM 7,980 Views 25 Comments

The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.

# space-exploration - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back
# Mars One Mission
From The Daily Edge
# Mars One Mission

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back

Jan 9th 2014, 12:57 PM 42,128 Views 125 Comments

Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.

# space-exploration - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
# The Magnetic Fields
# The Magnetic Fields

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,664 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

# space-exploration - Monday 4 November, 2013

India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow
# Mars
# Mars

India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow

Nov 4th 2013, 9:46 PM 10,276 Views 100 Comments

The country is aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet.

# space-exploration - Friday 13 September, 2013

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...
# Galaxy Quest
# Galaxy Quest

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...

Sep 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,471 Views 27 Comments

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the centre of our galaxy. Turns out it’s shaped a bit like a peanut…

# space-exploration - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak
# ISS
# ISS

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

Jul 16th 2013, 3:14 PM 4,397 Views 26 Comments

The dangerous water leak occurred in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about an hour into the spacewalk.

# space-exploration - Monday 3 June, 2013

Ayers Rock, the Andes and the Bahamas - as seen from space
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

Ayers Rock, the Andes and the Bahamas - as seen from space

Jun 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 15,011 Views 26 Comments

Maybe we won’t miss Chris Hadfield that much? These spectacular images were taken by his replacement Fyodor Yurchikhin during his last mission on the ISS.

# space-exploration - Thursday 16 May, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it
# KAPUT
# KAPUT

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

May 16th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,250 Views 20 Comments

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

# space-exploration - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival

Apr 11th 2013, 8:10 AM 8,115 Views 37 Comments

The world’s leading physicist says our existence depends on finding a new planet to live on. No pressure, then.

# space-exploration - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Life on Mars: it was possible
# Curiosity
# Curiosity

Life on Mars: it was possible

Mar 13th 2013, 8:28 AM 5,454 Views 25 Comments

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

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