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#Space race

# space-race - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free
# Earth Bound
# Earth Bound

Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free

Sep 7th 2021, 11:44 AM 6,688 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll turned up some interesting answers.

# space-race - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?

Sep 4th 2021, 10:00 PM 22,738 Views 11 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at space – so what did you learn?

# space-race - Monday 30 August, 2021

Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?
# The Irish Frontier
# The Irish Frontier

Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?

Aug 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 11,004 Views 13 Comments
  • Experts say space exploration isn't a government priority - but that it could be as space travel intensifies
  • Ireland's current focus is more about Earth than exploring the universe, writes CJ McKinney

# space-race - 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 18,206 Views 57 Comments

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

# space-race - 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 7,405 Views 6 Comments

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

# space-race - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew fly to edge of space
# Billionaire Space Race
# Billionaire Space Race

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew fly to edge of space

Updated Jul 11th 2021, 4:59 PM 54,759 Views 74 Comments

Branson is the first owner-astronaut to take part in a mission.

# space-race - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars
# Space Race
# Space Race

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Jul 15th 2020, 9:27 AM 9,941 Views 11 Comments

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

# space-race - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I cried as I stroked her for the last time' - It's 60 years since Laika became the first creature in space
# Space Dog
# Space Dog

'I cried as I stroked her for the last time' - It's 60 years since Laika became the first creature in space

Nov 4th 2017, 11:46 AM 31,950 Views 44 Comments

The dog survived for several hours before dying of overheating and exhaustion.

# space-race - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year
# New Kids On The Rock
# New Kids On The Rock

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

Jan 7th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,947 Views 61 Comments

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

# space-race - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race
# The Final Frontier
# The Final Frontier

Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race

Mar 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 33,426 Views 12 Comments

Photographer and academic Roland Miller has travelled across America capturing images of the remnants of an international race long forgotten.

# space-race - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Russia's secret space shuttles have been sitting in plain sight for 22 years
# Space Race
# Space Race

Russia's secret space shuttles have been sitting in plain sight for 22 years

Jun 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 88,455 Views 39 Comments

Take a look at the Buran.

# space-race - Monday 13 April, 2015

A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h
# Space Race
# Space Race

A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h

Apr 13th 2015, 7:46 PM 17,769 Views 16 Comments

The Space X rocket will resupply the space station, but it needs to catch it first.

# space-race - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Inside the abandoned rocket bases dotted across the United States
# Photo Essay
# Photo Essay

Inside the abandoned rocket bases dotted across the United States

Nov 30th 2014, 4:30 PM 24,490 Views 15 Comments

Many once-important facilities now sit dormant, decommissioned years ago, now rusting in the sun.

# space-race - 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-race - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Looking to invest in a Soviet-era space capsule? Yours for a cool €1.4 million
# Boldly Going Going...
# Boldly Going Going...

Looking to invest in a Soviet-era space capsule? Yours for a cool €1.4 million

Apr 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,341 Views 6 Comments

The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.

# space-race - Saturday 7 September, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon
# Space Race
# Space Race

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon

Sep 7th 2013, 5:33 PM 7,568 Views 64 Comments

The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.

# space-race - Sunday 11 August, 2013

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it
# Private Spaceships
# Private Spaceships

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it

Aug 11th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,477 Views 26 Comments

Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.

# space-race - Friday 12 April, 2013

Russia marks Gagarin anniversary with €40bn plan for space supremacy
# Space Race
# Space Race

Russia marks Gagarin anniversary with €40bn plan for space supremacy

Apr 12th 2013, 9:56 AM 6,218 Views 30 Comments

It’s just like old times.

# space-race - Monday 30 July, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

Jul 30th 2012, 6:25 PM 7,443 Views 21 Comments

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

# space-race - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61
# Space
# Space

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61

Jul 24th 2012, 8:43 AM 3,433 Views 18 Comments

Sally Ride was the only person to serve on the investigations into both the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

# space-race - Wednesday 14 March, 2012