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Eugene Cernan on the Moon – holder of the “Last Man on the Moon” title since 1972. Photograph: Corbis via Getty Images

The difficulty of landing men on the Moon is highlighted by the Soviet Union trying and failing to do so in the 1960s. Soviet rocket technology was fi(...)

The Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of 60 satellites for the Starlink broadband network lifts off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. Photograph: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP

More than an hour later some 270 miles above Earth, the cluster of satellites – part of a system called Starlink – pushed off from the rocket that car(...)

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Thursd(...)

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,(...)

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