# space-travel - Today’s News
There’s a lot going on up North in the New Year.
# space-travel - Tuesday 11 November, 2014
The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.
# space-travel - Thursday 30 October, 2014
Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.
# space-travel - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.
# space-travel - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The retired astronaut returned to Reddit for the third time to answer all our pesky questions. He really loves us.
# space-travel - 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-travel - Thursday 16 May, 2013
The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.
# space-travel - Sunday 3 March, 2013
“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.
# space-travel - 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-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013
Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.
# space-travel - Saturday 15 December, 2012
It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.
# space-travel - Tuesday 23 October, 2012
NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin face what may be the heaviest workload in the 12-year history of the space station.
# space-travel - Sunday 14 October, 2012
The Austrian skydiver jumped from about 128,000 feet above earth – breaking the sound barrier in his four-minute freefall.
# space-travel - Friday 6 July, 2012
# space-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012
The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.
# space-travel - Sunday 6 May, 2012
Everyday items of the year 2000… according to predictions made in 1962.
# space-travel - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
Shopping in New York, dinner in Beijing and home in time for bed – it could be possible…
# space-travel - Monday 23 April, 2012
NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.
# space-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
As the retired shuttle prepares to make its last journey – by plane – to a museum in Washington, we look back over its 27-year career.
# space-travel - Tuesday 20 March, 2012
Richard Branson revealed that the actor is the latest addition to his Virgin Galactic space flight on his blog.
# space-travel - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.
# space-travel - Wednesday 28 December, 2011
The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.
# space-travel - Friday 16 December, 2011
The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.
# space-travel - Wednesday 14 December, 2011
Forget Browser Wars: now Paul Allen wants to go head-to-head with Richard Branson in offering commercial space flight.
# space-travel - Tuesday 15 November, 2011
A bizarre series of huge structures have appeared on satellite images in a remote area of China…
# space-travel - Monday 14 November, 2011
Three men were on board the rocket as it heads for the International Space Station where they will remain until March next year.
# space-travel - Wednesday 9 November, 2011
Russian spacecraft engineers have three days to reset the onboard computers of a probe bound for Mars, which is stuck in orbit.
# space-travel - Sunday 6 November, 2011
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
# space-travel - Wednesday 24 August, 2011
An unmanned Russian craft, carrying nearly three tons of food, water and oxygen, is lost after it fails to reach orbit.
# space-travel - Wednesday 17 August, 2011
There are ambitious plans for the so-called Space Hotel to be opened by 2016.
# space-travel - Sunday 10 July, 2011
The last ever shuttle mission arrives at the space station today. Watch the historic event live.
# space-travel - Wednesday 1 June, 2011
Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.
# space-travel - Monday 30 May, 2011
Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.
# space-travel - Thursday 19 May, 2011
Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.
# space-travel - Tuesday 12 April, 2011
Celebrations are taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel into space – Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin – in 1961.