# space - Friday 12 July, 2013
Seán Corcoran, a second year Software Engineering student from Finglas, will battle it out against 200 other potential astronauts from across Ireland and Britain for the chance to board a space flight next year.
# space - Thursday 11 July, 2013
A zero-gravity tutorial.
# space - Friday 5 July, 2013
The last manned mission to the Moon was Apollo 17 in 1972.
# space - Monday 24 June, 2013
Did you see how bright the moon was last night?
# space - Sunday 23 June, 2013
If you missed it, these 17 incredible images do it some justice. AND you get another chance this evening.
# space - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will seize a rare opportunity to image the whole Saturn system and the Earth next month.
# space - Monday 17 June, 2013
The astronauts will earn between $64,000 and $141,000 per year, and will be part of the team that lays the groundwork for NASA missions.
# space - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
Commander Chris Hadfield even sent some words via video…
# space - Monday 3 June, 2013
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 - Thursday 30 May, 2013
And for his “contribution to Dublin”.
# space - Wednesday 29 May, 2013
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin will lead his six-month mission with flight engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano.
# space - Sunday 26 May, 2013
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# space - Thursday 16 May, 2013
The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.
Life-giving chemicals have been discovered in isolated water believed to be 1.5 billion years old, raising hopes of scientists finding surviving microscopic organisms from a prehistoric age.
# space - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
The astronaut bid farewell to the station yesterday with a David Bowie song – but now he’s back on earth.
With photos shared on social media and down-to-earth video interviews, Commander Chris Hadfield is surely inspiring many young people to become astronauts and to work in other areas of the space industry, writes Colm Quinn.
# space - Monday 13 May, 2013
It’s been emotional.
# space - Friday 10 May, 2013
# space - Sunday 28 April, 2013
Saturn is now the only place besides Earth, the moon and Jupiter where scientists have been able to observe meteor impacts as they occur.
# space - Thursday 25 April, 2013
The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.
# space - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.
# space - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Scientists are using the data in their efforts to predict space weather.
# space - Saturday 20 April, 2013
We’re not the only good place to hang out in the ‘habitable zone’.
# space - Friday 19 April, 2013
Get a clear run of the day by getting your daily ‘Chris Hadfield is awesome’ moment out of the way early.
# space - Thursday 18 April, 2013
The divide between east and west Berlin is visible, among other things.
# space - Friday 12 April, 2013
He’s been saying clever things about smart stuff again.
# space - Thursday 11 April, 2013
NASA has all the science behind the phenomenon.
The world’s leading physicist says our existence depends on finding a new planet to live on. No pressure, then.
# space - Monday 8 April, 2013
# space - Sunday 7 April, 2013
International agreement allows satellites to be pulled out of their orbit to monitor natural or manmade disasters.
# space - Sunday 17 March, 2013
Yes, that’s Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station wearing a green bowtie AND recording his version of Danny Boy.
# space - Friday 15 March, 2013
Astronaut Thomas Marshburn got snap-happy when the ISS passed over Ireland. Here’s what he saw.
# space - Thursday 14 March, 2013
The inspirational Canadian is into his first full day as Commander of the International Space Station – the first from his home country to take on the role.
# space - Sunday 3 March, 2013
“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.
# space - Friday 1 March, 2013
Three of the capsule’s four thrusters failed to fire up en route to the space station.
# space - Thursday 28 February, 2013
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.
# space - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
William Shatner checks that all is ok with Commander Hadfield in space.
# space - Monday 18 February, 2013
Here are our nine favourite questions and responses from the International Space Station