Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
Irish adults are big kids when it comes to trampoline parks says who found that adults, aged up to 60 can’t get enough of them
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny returned to television with a peak-time series that premiered last night on UTV Ireland.
Tue, 12 May, 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy died yesterday, aged 83. US president Obama described Nimoy’s Mr Spock as ‘cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the centre of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future’.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Space agency Nasa has reacted angrily to a new Beyoncé song that features an audio sample recorded just after the Challenger shuttle exploded on take-off in 1986, killing all seven crew members.
Thu, 02 Jan, 2014
Nasa was forced to abort a spacewalk outside the International Space Station because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
Students from all over Europe are in Cork this week to scour the heavens for doomsday asteroids as part of an EU youth astronomy event.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2012
Cheryl Cole claims will.i.am was to blame for their recent car crash because he was talking so much.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
One of the top three students in this year’s Leaving Certificate is hoping for a career at Nasa, the Cern physics research centre or, failing that, in a band.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is recovering from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday.
Thu, 09 Aug, 2012
Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space has died of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2012
The biggest spacecraft to fall uncontrolled in 32 years, a six-tonne satellite, has fallen to earth, Nasa said.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2011
THE astronauts who first landed on the moon aren’t dwelling on their small lunar steps. Instead, two of them urged mankind to take a giant leap to Mars.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2009
The Mars rover Spirit has become stuck in loose soil while ambling around a low plateau, Nasa says.
Tue, 12 May, 2009
CONSIDERING ‘Cosmic Chaos’ was the theme, the St Patrick’s Day parade couldn’t have gone off more smoothly in Cork.
Wed, 18 Mar, 2009
BIRTHDAY wishes will be beamed into space today to an astronaut mourning the death of his mother while he was on his mission.
Mon, 04 Feb, 2008
A live link between an astronaut on board the International Space Station and his Irish in-laws will be televised tomorrow.
Sun, 03 Feb, 2008
THE Beatles’ song Across the Universe will be the first ever to be beamed directly into space next week, Nasa said.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2008
SCIENTISTS fear global warming has passed an ominous tipping point after Nasa satellite data showed the already relentless melting of the Arctic increased greatly during the northern hemisphere’s hot summer months.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2007
The man who shot dead a fellow Nasa worker before turning the gun on himself was undergoing a job review for poor performance and feared being sacked.
Sun, 22 Apr, 2007
Nasa is concentrating on a review of its security procedures as officials try to figure out today how a contract worker smuggled a handgun into the Johnson Space Centre, where he killed another employee and himself.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2007
US prosecutors charged an astronaut today with trying to kidnap a romantic rival, but they declined to file an attempted murder charge against her that had been recommended by police.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2007
The arrest of an astronaut on an attempted murder charge has not distracted the crew of an upcoming space shuttle mission, even though she had been scheduled to be part of the flight’s ground team, the shuttle’s commander said.
Fri, 16 Feb, 2007
ASTRONAUT Robert Curbeam is poised to set a record next week when he is scheduled to embark on his fourth spacewalk of the space shuttle Discovery mission, this one to work on a stalled solar panel.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2006
Mars rover Opportunity has found evidence that the Red Planet was once wet enough for life to exist there, Nasa said tonight.
Tue, 02 Mar, 2004
The Columbia shuttle disaster investigation board did not go far enough in its recommended safety changes, one of the investigators has said.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2003
A computer model that convinced Nasa the Columbia astronauts were in no danger from damage done to the shuttle by a piece of falling debris was outdated and lacked the right information, accident investigators said.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2003
Hundreds of airline crash experts, engineers and forensic scientists have converged on Texas and Louisiana to help retrieve pieces of the space shuttle Columbia.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2003
The world’s first space tourist, California millionaire Dennis Tito, checked into the orbiting international space station yesterday and floated inside with a huge grin.
Tue, 01 May, 2001