Your round-up of the stories behind the headlines from Day 14 of #RWC2019
Thu, 03 Oct, 2019
Nasa astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were about to make history tomorrow by becoming the first pair of female astronauts to conduct a spacewalk together outside the International Space Station.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
To see the magic unfold, that you need to do is to be outside about 5:12 pm and looking to the west.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2018
Having flown higher than any Cork flag in history, the blood and bandages that once orbited the globe have returned to Earth.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2018
A team of young coders in West Cork have developed a computer programme which is set to be tested on the International Space Station in the coming weeks.
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018
A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a misfunctioning jetpack and a frayed safety tether.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
It isn’t every day that an Irish publican gets a call from an astronaut on the International Space Station.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
A space capsule carrying two astronauts to Earth after half a year aboard the International Space Station has landed.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
Fri, 19 May, 2017
British astronaut Tim Peake is to go into space a second time.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
"If I got to space I'd figure out how to go to Mars and live there."
Tue, 24 Jan, 2017
Mon, 31 Oct, 2016
Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
Virtual reality may be the big buzz word of the moment but there's another future tech on the way in the form of Augmented Reality.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
Spacewalking astronauts have installed a new door for visitors at the International Space Station, the crucial first step in welcoming commercial crew capsules as soon as next year.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
British astronaut Tim Peake will tomorrow give his first press conference since returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS).
Mon, 20 Jun, 2016
Fri, 17 Jun, 2016
Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year in space, landing in barren Kazakhstan with his Russian cosmonaut companion.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
Stargazer Lottie may not have Barbie’s big advertising budget —but as the first doll in space she’s getting the kind of publicity that money cannot buy.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
An Irish company has sent the first ever doll into space.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Fri, 06 Nov, 2015
The bongs of Big Ben have become “temperamental” and can be out by up to six seconds, clocksmiths have admitted.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
A Canadian news show were covering a seemingly innocent space-related story when sports anchor Rich Abney couldn’t resist the urge to make a naughty joke.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
Ready for a show?
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
After a long day at the office, there’s nothing quite like a cold drink - but for astronauts working on the ISS, a non-alcoholic fruit punch is the most they can hope for.
Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
POW! BAM! KABLAM! That is the sound of your computer trying to run Batman: Arkham Knight. The Caped Crusader’s latest game has been an absolute disaster on PC. The game locks up so often it’s putting Mr Freeze out of a job. Did the Joker get his hands on the code before release? Whatever the case, the joke is on us.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2015
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart yesterday shortly after liftoff.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2015
One of the most interesting things to do on the International Space Station is play with water. It’s a fundamental substance for life that is so familiar - but transforms entirely once in space.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2015
From space, the Earth must look like a very peaceful place, far from the hustle of streets and way above the drone of airplanes circumnavigating the globe. But even from that far away a closer look can reveal incredible detail.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Russia’s Mission Control has failed to stabilise a cargo ship spinning out of control in orbit and it is plunging back to Earth.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2015
Though he has “seen the beauty of Cork” many times from orbit, astronaut Chris Hadfield just had to take a closer look now that he’s back on terra firma.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Did you see it? Are we all temporarily blinded from stealing sneaky glances at the sun even though we weren’t supposed too?
Fri, 20 Mar, 2015
NASA astronauts have successfully completed their third spacewalk in just over a week to complete an extensive cable job at the International Space Station.
Sun, 01 Mar, 2015
The Chieftains’ Matt Molloy talks toabout some of his and his instrument’s epic journeys
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015