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Astronauts

# astronauts - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts’ hearts grow rounder in space, finds study Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts’ hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# astronauts - Sunday 2 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie So, what are the chances we’ll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars? Mission Improbable

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

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

# astronauts - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing Red Planning

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.

# astronauts - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race Final Frontier

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

# astronauts - Saturday 21 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs NASA

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs

The lads might get Christmas day off now.

# astronauts - Monday 17 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie These people are NASA’s eight new astronauts NASA

These people are NASA’s eight new astronauts

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.

# astronauts - Thursday 25 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station Space

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station

The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.

# astronauts - Monday 4 March, 2013

# astronauts - Saturday 3 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Watch the skies: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the Space Station Look Up

Watch the skies: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the Space Station

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

# astronauts - Monday 8 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS – with ice cream included Space

SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS – with ice cream included

The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.

# astronauts - Friday 7 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie International Space Station saved by toothbrush NASA

International Space Station saved by toothbrush

The crew managed to fix a serious power problem with the makeshift tool on Wednesday after a six and a half hour space walk.

# astronauts - Sunday 2 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Life in space – through the astronauts’ eyes Space This post contains images

Life in space – through the astronauts’ eyes

What was life like on an early NASA space mission? We look at archive photos taken by the crew themselves to find out.

# astronauts - Monday 13 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge What do astronauts do in their time off? Down Time

What do astronauts do in their time off?

Play with yo-yos, of course.

# astronauts - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab Space

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

# astronauts - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Long missions in space may damage eyesight Space Travel

Long missions in space may damage eyesight

Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.

# astronauts - Saturday 7 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut? Job Fairy

# astronauts - Sunday 10 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station Space Shuttle

Watch live: Space shuttle Atlantis docks at International Space Station

The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.

# astronauts - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space Astronauts

ISS astronauts land safely after five months in space

Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station.

# astronauts - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts Space Cowboy

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts

‘Spaceline’ launches search for pilots to lead its commercial space trips – “prior spaceflight experience is an advantage”.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man’s first journey into space Spaceflight

Celebrations mark 50th anniversary of man’s first journey into space

Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.

# astronauts - Monday 7 March, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage home Shuttle

Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage home

After more than three decades of service, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery is completing its final mission.