Apollo50“The whole space community has been preparing for this for at least a year.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dr Niamh Shaw is an actor, artist-in-residence and space enthusiast, who’s currently experiencing what Ryan Tubridy described as her “spatial mardi gras”. Because, let’s face it, this is a great time to be a ‘space enthusiast’. On 17 July 1969, Apollo 11 was speeding towards the moon and celebrations that have been in preparation for a long time are building …

Space dreams‘I realised that I’d actually really disappointed myself in not really actually going for the thing I really wanted most in life… a career in space’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The Festival of Curiosity is “a cultural feast of science, arts, design and technology” which takes place 19th to 22nd July in 14 venues across Dublin.  Miriam O’Callaghan was joined by Dr Niamh Shaw who will be appearing at the festival, who combines her space dreams with her love of theatre and creates unique shows that thrill and educate at …

Space Dreams in Ballina‘The support has been amazing and the little kids come up to me and go, oh my God, you’re going to be the first Irish person in space!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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On his tour of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ryan Tubridy stopped in Ballina where he took a detour into space with native woman Dr Norah Patton, whose passion for all things intergalactic has meant that her life’s goal is to travel into space one day.  To help make that a reality, Norah studied aeronautical engineering in college and is completing …

Space with Dr Niamh Shaw‘I would love to do a public event just to kind of acknowledge Ireland’s rich space legacy, it’s fascinating!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dr Niamh Shaw was bursting with enthusiasm as she joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about her love for space and the exciting developments in that area in recent times.  Ryan described her as “engineer, scientist, performer, passionate advocate of space” and her love for all things extraterrestrial is out-of-this-world.  She is preparing for her show in Smock Alley in March …

Mayo Woman on track to make Space History‘Hopefully someday soon I’ll be waving the Irish flag from space’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Ray D’Arcy spoke to a Mayo woman with out-of-this-world dreams.  Dr Norah Patten of the International Space University has her eye on the prize when it comes to being the first Irish person in space.  After stumbling across NASA while on a family holiday at the age of eleven, Norah craved a piece of the interstellar action for herself.  “I …

The Voyager Spacecraft ‘Were humanity to be long gone, there’d be this little craft out there with the only record of our existence.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Bookies are currently offering 3 to 1 odds that contact will be made with extraterrestrials this year.  While space documentary maker Emer Reynolds won’t be putting her money on hearing from ET before Christmas, she reveals to Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show that she has good reason to believe we will connect with alien life forms in the …

‘Getting to Mars safely, spending time there, getting home. They’re putting that down for a five-year round-trip journey.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone.” It’s always …