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Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend   in North Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2010. File photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual US defence department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification programme was almost i(...)

President Donald  Trump holds up the  Space Policy Directive 1 executive order after signing it  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the moon would be the next destination for US astronauts, putting the Oval Office’s imprimatur on what(...)

Voyager mission in outer space

Nasa has succeeded in an engine test on a spacecraft 13 billion miles away. Last week, ground controllers sent commands to fire back-up thrusters on (...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

The rocket-build project cost $20,000, including Rust-Oleum paint to decorate it with the words “Research Flat Earth”. Photograph: madmikehughes.com

Mike Hughes, a 61-year old limo driver from Apple Valley, California, is planning to launch his home-made rocket 1,800 feet high over the Mojave Deser(...)

Irish researchers have discovered new evidence of how big disturbances in the atmosphere around the Sun, which is 150 million kilometres away, impact (...)

Nasa scientists have used Earth’s gravity to slingshot ‘OSIRIS-REx’  to an asteroid called Bennu. Illustration: Nasa

The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft have now left the solar system and will continue their journeys into deep space indefinitely. How did we manage(...)

 US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad holding the first hijab-wearing Barbie based on her to be released in 2018, in New York City. Photograph: EPA/Mattel

Mattel has launched its first Barbie in a hijab. The doll is inspired by a real woman – Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who was the first American to(...)

Uber said its short-haul airborne service would help alleviate transportation issues in urban centres.

Uber, the fast-growing ride-sharing company, is proceeding with plans to introduce a new short-haul airborne service that will cost less than driving (...)

It takes a special motivation to think about tricep dips during the ad break for Gogglebox, but as habits go, it’s a relatively easy one to get into. Photograph: Kevin Mingora/Allentown Morning Call/MCT via Getty Images

The Ideal Home Show stands often run a gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous but one concession in particular appeared to have everyone talking at (...)

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