Actress Yulia Peresild waving during the boarding to the Russia’s Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, before blasting off to the ISS. Photograph: Andrey Shelepin/Russian Space Agency Roscosmos/AFP/ Getty Images

A Russian actress and director have rocketed into space on a mission to make the world’s first movie in orbit, a project the Kremlin said will help bu(...)

The International Space Station has seen a number of recent mishaps. File photograph: Nasa

A smoke alarm was activated in a Russian service module on the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday,(...)

People watch a Long March 5B rocket, carrying China’s Tianhe space station core module, as it lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan province on Thursday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty

China launched an unmanned module on Thursday containing what will become living quarters for three crew on a permanent space station that it plans to(...)

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought the girls’ computer code with him when he took off from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida shortly before 11am (Irish time) on Friday. Photograph: SpaceX/AFP via Getty Images

The third crewed mission to the International Space Station by Elon Musk’s private SpaceX company that lifted off from the Kennedy Space Centre on Fri(...)

Earth to space station: students from Athlone Community College  have been engaging in in fun-filled and educational events to cultivate an interest in space and space travel.

Twenty quick-fire questions from students at Athlone Community College delivered live to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday provided a br(...)

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken  and Doug Hurley (front) in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Photograph: Nasa TV/AFP via Getty

A mere 19 hours after blasting off from Florida, and with a short break for some Black Sabbath music in between, two Nasa astronauts docked the SpaceX(...)

A view of the city lights at the intersection of Europe and Asia as  the International Space Station orbits above, in March 2020. Photograph: Nasa handout/AFP via Getty Images

Earth may be in chaos, but the heavens remain as imperturbable as ever, and they will provide quite the show over the next week. The International S(...)

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 (...)

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