Neil Armstrong

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The rocket-build project cost $20,000, including Rust-Oleum paint to decorate it with the words “Research Flat Earth”. Photograph: madmikehughes.com

Mike Hughes, a 61-year old limo driver from Apple Valley, California, is planning to launch his home-made rocket 1,800 feet high over the Mojave Deser(...)

In a Word . . . women

When were women discovered? We know America was discovered in 1492, Australia in 1770, but there is no date for when women were discovered. Ther(...)

The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

Space exploration used to be a two-horse race, the exclusive preserve of two major superpowers, each trying to outdo the other with ever-bigger rocket(...)

 Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission: the astronaut had to withdraw from giving the opening lecture at Cork due to medical reasons. Photograph:  NASA/Liaison

A former Nasa astronaut who spent more than 100 days in space and completed six space walks has been chosen to deputise for space pioneer Dr Buzz Ald(...)

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

He was there when Neil Armstrong uttered his immortal lines, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped on to the Moon.(...)

 Méabh Ní Ghionnáin from Galway with Kaitlyn Dow from Connecticut, who launched the 1.5m sail boat across the Atlantic. Photograph: Andrew Downes

When US secondary school student Kaitlyn Dow launched a model yacht off the Cape Cod coast last Spring, little did she know it would eventually take h(...)

The roads in the nature reserve are  suitable only for 4x4 vehicles (off-roading is illegal without snow).

In the mid 1960s, in search of the nearest thing it could find to the moon, Nasa decamped to the Icelandic highlands. The volcanic desert, almost enti(...)

Gabe Davies from Newcastle, England surfing approximately 1 mile off the Donegal Coast near Bundoran during the H30 Project which brings together Irish and British surfers to ride the most dangerous waves off the coasts of Ireland and Britain. Photo: Mickey Smith

Years ago when Stan Burns decided to sell his surfboard, he let it go for 12 Irish punt on the condition that the proud new owner couldn’t sell it on(...)

Shellshocked: Lee Sedol reviews the match after losing the Google DeepMind Challenge series 4-1

Perhaps not since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon has one person been so vested with the responsibility of representing all of humanity. But inste(...)

Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)

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