Fagradalsfjall Eruption Seen from Space

9 Jul The volcanic eruption by Fagradalsfjall mountain in Southwest Iceland is being viewed from many different angles – even from space.

The Holuhraun eruption lasted from August 31, 2014, till February 27, 2015.

Drones Made for Mars to Be Tested in Iceland

18 Jan 2021 Holuhraun lava field, north of Vatnajökull glacier, will soon be used by scientists as a testing field for drones developed for exploration on Mars.

The rocket being launched.

Rocket Launched from Langanes Point

17 Aug 2020 A rocket, developed by the Scottish company Skyrora, was launched from Langanes point, Northeast Iceland, yesterday morning.


Space habitats tested out in Iceland

17 Sep 2018 Many factors point to the most viable habitats for people on planets other than Earth being in underground caves. Company 4th Planet logistics have now been working on ways to map out and construct caves on the Moon and on Mars. This work has been done in Stefánshellir cave in Hallmundarhraun in Iceland.

Dr. Jennifer Heldmann explained NASA's interest in Iceland at a lecture at the University of Reykjavik.

NASA to prepare Mars mission in Iceland

23 May 2018 A NASA research team is now exploring Icelandic conditions for research to be conducted to plan missions to Mars and other planets in the future. Many geological similarities to Mars says NASA scientist.

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland's southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014.

Vatnajökull featured by the European Space Agency

14 Oct 2016 The ESA (European Space Agency) has posted a satelite image of Vatnajökull when the Holuhraun eruption had just begun as their weekly image of Earth from space. The Icelandic Parliament yesterday accepted a proposal to look into Iceland signing up for the ESA.

Scott Parazynski.

Explorers Festival to be held in Iceland

6 Sep 2016 If you are in the north of Iceland next month, then plan a visit to the Explorers Festival recently announced by the Exploration Museum in Húsavík.

The ESA is one of the participating agencies in the International Space Station (ISS) programme.

Is Iceland about to join the Space Age?

3 Jun 2016 A cross-party group of Icelandic MPs have put forward a “radical” proposal for Iceland to sign up to the European Space Agency (ESA).

This mosaic of Ganymede was made using 45 images obtained by Voyager 1 on March 5, 1979 over a period of about 2 hours. The image is in approximate true colours.

Icelander publishes new image from Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon

30 May 2016 Software developer Björn Jónsson has received international acclaim for processing images from the Voyager missions. His latest feat is a mosaic of Ganymede, which sheds new light on this largest moon of Jupiter.

Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir and Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Iceland Prime Minister: "My wife did not book a trip into outer space"

6 Apr 2016 Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Galactic is quoted in the Daily Mail saying that the wife of PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson called him to sign up for a trip into space. Nonsense, says the PM.

Gísli Gíslason

Future space tourists visit Iceland

11 Feb 2016 A group of those on the waiting list for suborbital spaceflights with spaceflight company Virgin Galactic regularly meet up on holiday – and one of them is Icelander Gísla Gíslason.

The meteor shower which occurs every year in December was captured at Hótel Rangá in South Iceland.

Video: Geminid meteor shower in Iceland

15 Dec 2015 The 2015 Geminid meteor shower was captured by astronomy club Stjörnuskoðunarfélag Seltjarnarness on Sunday night. The video is in real time and as you can see, two meteors pass through the atmosphere every minute during the peak of the meteor shower.

The works refer back to the technological advances of the era, not in the least to science fiction, a genre which was rising to prominence during the same period.

Artists at the dawn of the space age

13 Oct 2015 On Friday, October 16th an exhibition titled Yearning for Space will open in Ásmundarsafn in Reykjavik. The works in the exhibition date primarily from the 1950's and 1960´s around the dawn of the space age.

Apollo astronauts visit Iceland

26 Jul 2015 Fifty years after their first visit to the country, a group of Apollo astronauts returned to Iceland this month, on a new trip organised by The Exploration Museum in Húsavík, Northern Iceland.

The famous Northern Lights.

VIDEO: Northern Lights in NASA pictures

25 Jul 2015 Digital designer Ólafur Haraldsson has recently completely compiling over 10,000 photographs taken from the International Space Station (ISS) into a special Northern Lights video.


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