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Ireland’s First Astronaut Ready to Take Flight

Ever since Dr. Norah Patten visited NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, as a child, she knew she wanted to be an astronaut. Twenty-three years later, the Mayo-born adventurer was selected as one of 12 scientists to train as an astronaut as part of Project PoSSUM, an astronautics research and education program that studiesRead more..

Ireland’s First Satellite Is Ready to Launch

For the first time in history, the Irish are poised to make a material contribution to the night sky. In May, the European Space Agency confirmed the launch of Ireland’s first satellite, dubbed Educational Research Satellite-1, or EirSat-1. The satellite was built under the ESA education office’s Fly Your Satellite! 2017 program, and is owned and built byRead more..