Ireland from SpaceFor years humans  have looked to the heavens.  The ancient Mayans, Aztecs and Egyptians all used the stars and planets to create calendars.  The 3 Wise Men followed a star to find the newborn Jesus in the stable.  Sailors use the position of the stars at night to find their way home.

On this site you will find lots of information about our journey into space.  From the first testing of rockets to building the International Space Station, from landing on the moon to the future of space travel this site will provide you with everything you ever wanted to know.  Along with lots of images, animations and video clips it provides a record of the past, present and future of Space Travel.  Click on any of the images to see a larger version of that picture.

On this page you will also find regular updates of what is happening with the International Space Station and the final few Shuttle Missions so keep checking back regularly.

Check out the Blog Roll below for links to other sites about Space.

If you like the site please feel free to leave a comment below.

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How many Stars?

Scientists in Yale University in the US have just finished counting all the stars in the Universe.  There are 300 sextillion stars in the sky. That’s 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Stars. Why not try counting and checking to see if they’re right. 🙂

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New Galaxy Cluster

New Galaxy Cluster photographed by The Hubble Space Telescope

New Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers using Hubble have just issued an image of a massive galaxy cluster located 2.2 billion light years away.

The cluster contains about 1,000 galaxies and trillions of stars.

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Mars Rovers

The current news from Mars is that Spirit is still out of touch.  No contact has been made since March 22 2010.

Opportunity is still (slowly) making its way towards a crater name Endeavour.

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The International Space Station

Because I know you all love to get get up really early to get ready for school the following might be nice to know.

On the morning of 04th December between the hours of 7:43am and 7:49am the International Space Station will be visible over Burnfort.  It will appear to the West before travelling towards the South.

Just in case you miss that it will be visible again on 08th December 7:51am and 7:56am again starting in the West and moving South.

There are some times when it is visible in the evenings.  Check out the Blogroll section at the bottom of the page for details of how to find out when.

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Space Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle Discovery’s final mission has now been set for the 17th December 2010.  The shuttle launch is set for 8:51 pm (that’s 3:51 pm in Ireland).

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Space Shuttle Discovery-Postponed

Mission 133 will be Discoverys last journey.

Discovery-Mission 133

The final mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery has been postponed until the 03rd December at the earliest.  This will be the 133 mission involving a shuttle.  Discovery will be carrying spare parts to the International Space Station.

Keep checking back for information on the new launch date or use the Links section to get the latest information from the NASA site.

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