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(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)

The ESA’s ExoMars 2016 programme launces from Baikonur cosmodrome on March 14th. The rocket is carrying the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli module, which will land on the Red Planet on October 19th.  Photograph:  Stephane Corvaja/ESA

On October 19th, the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli module, named after a 19th-century Italian astronomer, will land on Mars. It will be a cruci(...)

Dr Sarah Bourke,  co-founded Dublin-based space technology firm Skytek in 1999

An Irishwoman has been named one of Europe’s top female innovators for the work achieved by her company, the Dublin-based space technology firm, Skyte(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake is shown during his first spacewalk at the International Space Station in this Nasa image. Peake became the first astronaut representing Britain to walk in space when he left the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to fix a power station problem. Photograph: Nasa/Handout via Reuters.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he will never forget his “exhilarating” first walk in space as he posted a selfie of the feat. Major Peake tweet(...)

Tim Peake (pictured) is on the International Space Station with Timothy Kopra. Kopra reported a water bubble had formed in his helmet.

NASA cut short a spacewalk on Friday at the International Space Station after one of the astronauts reported a possible leak in his spacesuit helmet. (...)

Chris Hadfield: David Bowie was an extremely famous person and an intensely private person. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has said he was “disbelieving and sad” when he heard the news of David Bowie’s death. Cmdr Hadfield’s vers(...)

Having undergone systematic testing, the new system will be permanently fitted to the ISS in June

A radiation detector partly developed by researchers at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork is to be permanently fitted onto the International Spac(...)

Photographers take pictures as Russia’s Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra blasts off from the launch pad in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Major Tim Peake has blasted off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the(...)

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