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# space - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

Sat 5:42 PM 10,751 Views 7 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
# Shenzhou-13
# Shenzhou-13

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

Sat 11:29 AM 10,453 Views 12 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

# space - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?

Thu 8:20 AM 25,231 Views 40 Comments

Star Trek actor William Shatner blasted off to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket yesterday.

# space - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 4:10 PM 50,019 Views 61 Comments

Shatner said it was ‘the most profound experience I can imagine’

# space - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Perseverance images confirm Mars crater is an ancient lake
# Jezero Crater
# Jezero Crater

Perseverance images confirm Mars crater is an ancient lake

Oct 7th 2021, 10:49 PM 40,363 Views 19 Comments

The first scientific analysis of the images also reveals evidence that the crater endured flash floods.

# space - Monday 4 October, 2021

Film crew to blast off from Russian launch site to make first movie in space
# Space
# Space

Film crew to blast off from Russian launch site to make first movie in space

Oct 4th 2021, 9:41 PM 10,181 Views 9 Comments

The nation’s space chief hailed the project as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia’s space programme.

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month
# Star Trekkin
# Star Trekkin

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month

Oct 4th 2021, 4:42 PM 21,600 Views 29 Comments

Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced that Shatner will blast off on 12 October.

# space - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
# Space
# Space

Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sep 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 26,208 Views 25 Comments

The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.

# space - Thursday 16 September, 2021

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
# Space
# Space

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return

Sep 16th 2021, 7:18 AM 10,097 Views 10 Comments

The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.

# space - Monday 13 September, 2021

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
# EUSPA
# EUSPA

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,245 Views 3 Comments

EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.

# space - Friday 10 September, 2021

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,073 Views 0 Comments

And what will our first satellite in space do?

# space - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'
# Live Long And Prosper
# Live Long And Prosper

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'

Sep 7th 2021, 6:30 PM 5,918 Views 1 Comment

Thanks for travelling with us – we’ll see you in the next phase.

# space - Monday 6 September, 2021

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m

Sep 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 12,788 Views 15 Comments

Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.

# space - 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 22,729 Views 11 Comments

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

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,418 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# space - Sunday 29 August, 2021

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity
# Glossary
# Glossary

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 5,794 Views 0 Comments

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about the 21st century space race.

# space - 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 12,124 Views 81 Comments

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

# space - 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 - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,548 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,203 Views 68 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

# space - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,200 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

# space - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
# Space
# Space

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:44 AM 7,916 Views 14 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

# space - Friday 11 June, 2021

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists
# Planet Pinball
# Planet Pinball

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists

Jun 11th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,957 Views 29 Comments

Astronomers have predicted the transformation of a star into a white dwarf will send its planets bouncing off each other’s gravity.

# space - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station
# China
# China

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station

May 30th 2021, 8:59 AM 10,276 Views 16 Comments

The Tianzhou-2 spacecraft reached the Tianhe station eight hours after blasting off from Hainan.

# space - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans
# Rocket Science
# Rocket Science

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 PM 17,672 Views 13 Comments

The shuttle, with two pilots on board, took off and landed today.

# space - 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 20,794 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

# space - 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 23,706 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

# space - 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 23,735 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

# space - 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 9,137 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

# space - Thursday 4 March, 2021

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

Mar 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 22,590 Views 57 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

# space - 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 14,453 Views 16 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

# space - 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 42,195 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

# space - 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 33,497 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

# space - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Feb 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 35,726 Views 37 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# space - 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 27,446 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

# space - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth
# Sent From Space
# Sent From Space

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,137 Views 11 Comments

Scientists hope the precious samples could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

# space - Friday 4 December, 2020

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,076 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

# space - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,930 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# space - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,981 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

# space - Monday 16 November, 2020

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,720 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

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