Tom Cremins: ‘Our goal is to have the first woman and the next man to demonstrate that it is a new age.’

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) is on course to return humans to the moon by 2024, one of its senior officials have said. T(...)

 NASA  astronauts Christina Koch (L) and Jessica Meir posing for their official NASA portraits. Photograph: Josh Valcarcel EPA/NASA HANDOUT /JOHNSON SPACE CENTER

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday after conducting the first ever all-female spacewalk to replace the power source (...)

Catherine (Cady) Coleman with fans at Dublin’s IMAX theatre on Thursday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

As a space-mad child, Catherine (Cady) Coleman missed the moon landings in 1969. She was eight going on nine and staying at her grandparents house in (...)

Name a more iconic trio: Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Apple’s Showtime A change of scene this week for Hollywood A-listers, as they headed north from Los Angeles to Cupertino and the l(...)

Dr Sarah Bourke, chief executive of Skytek

Irish space technology company Skytek has entered into a multi-million euro partnership with insurance giant Aon to track marine assets in real time. (...)

Fifth-year students from Tallaght Community School preparing for their first contact with  the International Space Station. Photograph: Colin O’Riordan/’Irish Independent’

When students from one Dublin school make radio contact with the International Space Station orbiting Earth today, they will have just between six and(...)

Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

The SpaceX Falcon rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. Photograph: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that marks a new era of privat(...)

Last man on the moon: US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who died last week,   in 1972. Photograph: Nasa/EPA

The apparently positive relationship between US president Donald Trump and Russian premier Vladimir Putin could potentially herald an era of greater c(...)

Sophie Guilfoyle and Andrea Ford from Mary Queen of Ireland Caherdavin Limerick pictured at talk with European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet live from the International Space Station (ISS). Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

Hundreds of primary school children were left in awe as they took part in Ireland’s “first live video-call with a European astronaut on board the Inte(...)

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