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SXSW expects about 300,000 to attend the conference.

While no big name minister from Ireland will be attending this year’s SXSW Interactive 2019 conference and festival, more work is being done behind th(...)

The uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first Commercial Crew vehicle to visit the International Space Station, with its nose cone open revealing its docking mechanism while approaching the station’s Harmony module. Photograph: EPA/Nasa Handout

SpaceX’s new crew capsule has returned to Earth, ending its first test flight with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The Dragon undo(...)

A video grab taken shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard lifting off during the Demo-1 mission. Photograph: Getty Images

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft took off on Saturday morning, marking the first major step towards US ambitions to resume sending astronauts into spac(...)

Teckro CEO Gary Hughes. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

Limerick-based company Teckro has raised $25 million (about €22 million) in a Series C funding round and said it plans to double its workforce to abou(...)

The test tunnel is a 1.1-mile underground track that runs near the headquarters of Musk’s SpaceX company in  Los Angeles. Photograph: Getty

Elon Musk enthused that this was no ordinary tunnel opening, but something epic and “incredibly profound”. Sceptics wondered whether it was just a hyp(...)

Robb Kulin resigned from Nasa, effective August 31st, for personal reasons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An astronaut-in-training has quit Nasa, the first time it has happened in 50 years. Robb Kulin resigned halfway through his two years of training at(...)

Elon Musk has been one of Silicon Valley’s most brash and ambitious entrepreneurs, helping to found several influential technology companies

Elon Musk was at home in Los Angeles, struggling to maintain his composure. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,(...)

Onlookers cheer as ambulances transport the 10th rescued schoolboy in Thailand. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission(...)

Houston-based Orion Span’s Aurora Station is planned as a 35-by-14-foot module, or roughly the interior volume of a Gulfstream G550 private jet.

Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the rig(...)

Photograph: Bloomberg

Silicon valley billionaire Elon Musk will get no salary or cash bonuses from Tesla and all his compensation as chief executive of the electric car mak(...)

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