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Support teams work around the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft shortly after it landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida on May 2nd, 2021. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/ AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned four astronauts to Earth to conclude its first regular crew mission to the International Space Station, cementing its stat(...)

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(...)

The small helicopter successfully took flight on Mars on Monday, hovering in the air at about 3m, before descending and touching back down on the Martian surface. Photograph: PA/Nasa

Nasa’s miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful take-off and landing on Mars early on Monday, achieving the first powered, controll(...)

Cry Baby: Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallager

It sounds like the opening line of a clumsy joke: “A guitarist from The Cranberries and an actor and singer from The Commitments walk into a recording(...)

Ollie Clerkin at work in his garden: ‘I think of him all the time, of how he’d have handled the pandemic, of what he’d have done with lockdown, of what shape the garden would be in.’

My mam is getting a tree cut down out the back of our home. This isn’t just any old tree. It’s there, splat, in the middle of the low end of the garde(...)

This photo made available by NASA was taken during the first drive of the Perseverance rover on Mars. Perseverance landed on February 18th, 2021. Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ AP

Nasa’s newest Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. The Perseverance rover ventured (...)

This Nasa video frame grab photo  shows what Nasa’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured in footage of its rover landing in Mars’ Jezero Crater. Photograph: Lizabeth Menzies/Nasa/AFP via Getty Images

Nasa has unveiled a first-of-its-kind video the Mars Perseverance rover captured as it touched down on the red planet, and released the first audio re(...)

NASA handout photo of the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing on Thursday. Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech/PA Wire

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance Rover has transmitted its first colour images of the surface of the red planet. One picture shared via its Twitter account s(...)

The Irish-made PayLoad Data Router   instrument will reside in  the International Space Station’s Columbus module.

A scientific instrument, built and designed in Ireland, which will measure any tiny changes in microgravity during European scientific experiments pla(...)

A Nasa video shows a picture taken by the Perseverance Mars rover after it touched down in the Jezero Crater onMars. Photograph: EPA/Nasa

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover has landed on the red planet to begin its search for traces of life. The mission is to explore and collect samples for(...)

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