Dr Sarah Bourke,  co-founded Dublin-based space technology firm Skytek in 1999

An Irishwoman has been named one of Europe’s top female innovators for the work achieved by her company, the Dublin-based space technology firm, Skyte(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake is shown during his first spacewalk at the International Space Station in this Nasa image. Peake became the first astronaut representing Britain to walk in space when he left the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to fix a power station problem. Photograph: Nasa/Handout via Reuters.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he will never forget his “exhilarating” first walk in space as he posted a selfie of the feat. Major Peake tweet(...)

Tim Peake (pictured) is on the International Space Station with Timothy Kopra. Kopra reported a water bubble had formed in his helmet.

NASA cut short a spacewalk on Friday at the International Space Station after one of the astronauts reported a possible leak in his spacesuit helmet. (...)

Chris Hadfield: David Bowie was an extremely famous person and an intensely private person. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has said he was “disbelieving and sad” when he heard the news of David Bowie’s death. Cmdr Hadfield’s vers(...)

Having undergone systematic testing, the new system will be permanently fitted to the ISS in June

A radiation detector partly developed by researchers at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork is to be permanently fitted onto the International Spac(...)

Photographers take pictures as Russia’s Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra blasts off from the launch pad in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Major Tim Peake has blasted off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the(...)

‘The technology to extract water and other precious minerals from asteroids is there – we just need to deploy it,’ says Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources.  Photograph:  REUTERS

While everyone keeps banging on about Back To The Future, other, more interesting examples of Hollywood imitating life are actually taking place. Alm(...)

Research at NASA for the last two decades has focused on the International Space Station

The Space Race used to be a 100-metre sprint. Now it’s more like a three-legged event. Things move slower and cooperation is vital. The manned space (...)

The weather may prove perfect to see the showers, as Met Éireann are forecasting clear weather on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish stargazers are set for an exciting week as one of the year’s biggest meteor showers, the Perseids, peaks in activity. Wednesday night is due to(...)

The third stage of the rocket carrying the MexSat-1 communications satellite suffered a problem about 500 seconds after launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photograph EPA/Roscosmos/Handout

A Proton-M carrier rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, the latest in a series of m(...)