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Space Travel

# space-travel - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield’s AMA Space Oddity

7 of the best bits from Commander Chris Hadfield’s AMA

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

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.

# space-travel - Thursday 16 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft is broken – but they’re determined to fix it KAPUT

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft is broken – but they’re determined to fix it

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

From TheJournal.ie Are humans or robots the future of space travel? Final Frontier

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

# space-travel - Thursday 28 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission Mars

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.

# space-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I want to be Ireland’s first female astronaut Read Me This post contains images

Column: Why I want to be Ireland’s first female astronaut

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally Opinion

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

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

From TheJournal.ie US-Russian crew blasts off for space station Space

US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

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

From TheJournal.ie World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth Skydiving

World record: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24.2 miles above Earth

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

From The Daily Edge Out of This World Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

A view from Mars.

# space-travel - 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.

# space-travel - Sunday 6 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs Back To The Future

The year 2000? Space suits, moon pants and teaching TVs

Everyday items of the year 2000… according to predictions made in 1962.

# space-travel - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work? TOMORROW'S WORLD

Video: Your uber-fast future commute to work?

Shopping in New York, dinner in Beijing and home in time for bed – it could be possible…

# space-travel - Monday 23 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie And here is the view from space… View From Above

And here is the view from space…

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

# space-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011 Discovery This post contains images

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011

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

# space-travel - 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.

# space-travel - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year’s Eve Space

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year’s Eve

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

From TheJournal.ie Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month Space

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

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

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel Space Wars

Microsoft co-founder announces plans for commercial space travel

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

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert? Mystery This post contains images

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?

A bizarre series of huge structures have appeared on satellite images in a remote area of China…

# space-travel - Monday 14 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan Space Travel

Watch: manned Russian Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan

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

From TheJournal.ie Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe Mission To Mars

Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe

Russian spacecraft engineers have three days to reset the onboard computers of a probe bound for Mars, which is stuck in orbit.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# space-travel - Sunday 6 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

# space-travel - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes Whoops

Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes

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

From The Daily Edge Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel… in space Space Hotel This post contains images

Room with a view: Russia unveils plans for new hotel… in space

There are ambitious plans for the so-called Space Hotel to be opened by 2016.

# space-travel - 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.

# space-travel - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission Space Shuttle

Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission

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

From TheJournal.ie Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time Goodbye

Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time

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

From TheJournal.ie Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing “really well” after skull surgery Good News

Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing “really well” after skull surgery

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

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.

# space-travel - Thursday 30 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Russian company plans to build space hotel Space Travel

Russian company plans to build space hotel

You just might be holidaying in this comfortable four-room cosmic hotel in the next few years. Providing you’re a billionaire, of course.