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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# The final frontier

This year
SpaceX Dragon crew to blast off for ISS after cancelled Monday launch
The launch was scrubbed on Monday just minutes before liftoff because of a clog in a filter that supplies ignition fluid to start the engines.
Last year
QUIZ: How well do you know these space-related movies?
There always seems to be something deadly hurtling towards the planet.
Astronomers observe most distant galaxy ever spotted
The galaxy candidate is some 13.5 billion light-years away, and scientists are speculating what exactly it is.
All time
Nasa's Cassini probe burns up like a meteor on 'death plunge' into Saturn
More than 1,500 people jammed Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California to watch.
Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race
Photographer and academic Roland Miller has travelled across America capturing images of the remnants of an international race long forgotten.
5 talking points ahead of Limerick and Wexford's All-Ireland U21 hurling final
One county’s long All-Ireland famine is set to end at Semple Stadium.
6 talking points as Limerick and Wexford set up All-Ireland U21 hurling final clash
The scene is now set for an intriguing decider between the counties on 12 September.
"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto
Pornhub wants to make the first porn movie in space
To boldly bang where no man has banged before.
Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...
Richard Branson has said he will not “push on blindly” in the wake of Friday’s fatal crash. The Virgin founder isn’t the only businessman in the commercial space flight race…
'You need goals', but McIlroy just aiming for fourth major while Tiger chases Jack
The former world number ones have enjoyed very different paths to this year’s final major.
NASA's successor to the Space Shuttle completes tests over dry lake bed
It’s planned the Dream Chaser will be used to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. A trial version of the craft successfully ran through tests yesterday – assisted by an odd-looking helicopter.
Video: Commander Hadfield sings Bowie as he bids farewell to space
It’s been emotional.
Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission
Many of the finer details of the Inspiration Mars project – initially funded by the world’s first space tourist Dennis Tito – have yet to be worked out but it is hoped it will allow for zero-gravity sex.
Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system
Astronomers have found the closest planet in location and size to the Earth circling a star in the system Alpha Centauri.
Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'
Astronomy Ireland is gearing up to hold its annual stargazing event in Wicklow tonight, while the search is on for a space rock believed to have fallen to earth this week.