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 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 (...)

From Roman chariots to outer space: the Atlantis space shuttle takes off at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photograph: Craig Rubadoux/AP

A Cork-based solicitor who drew a direct line between Roman charioteers and the US space shuttle programme has seen his historical musings go viral. (...)

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Musk gave space fans an update Saturday evening on the status of "Starship," the next-generation vehicle his SpaceX plans to use to eventually take humans to Mars. Photographer: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg

Elon Musk gave space fans an outline of plans for “Starship,” the next-generation vehicle his Space Exploration Technologies Corp expects to use to ev(...)

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, Blue Origin and owner of The Washington Post, introduces their newly developed lunar lander “Blue Moon”. Photograph: Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Life in a distant future as imagined by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be, in many ways, like life today. People will socialise, commute to work and h(...)

An artist’s impression issued by University College London of K2-18b. Photograph: ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/PA Wire

Scientists have made a “world first” discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life. Water vapour has (...)

This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Hurricane  Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas and Florida. Photograph: Getty

Hurricane Dorian spun west across the Atlantic ocean toward Florida on Saturday after growing into an even stronger Category 4 storm as residents and (...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

I loved the range of discussion on writing, comics, film, theatre, illustration and performance at WorldCon.

If you were down around Dublin’s convention centre or the 3Arena in mid-August, you may well have encountered a few aliens, orcs, wizards or other vis(...)

 Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor): “Sorry for the delay. Got stuck in a traffic jam. Ready to continue work.” Photograph:  Roscosmos space agency/AFP

Astronauts at the International Space Station welcomed a new colleague on board on Tuesday as Fedor, the first ever Russian humanoid robot to go into (...)

Flight engineer Anne McClain looks at a laptop computer screen inside the US Destiny laboratory module of the International Space Station in January. Photograph: NASA via The New York Times

Summer Worden, a former US air force intelligence officer living in Kansas, has been in the midst of a bitter separation and parenting dispute for muc(...)

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