The sky’s no limit for would-be first Irishwoman in space

Science communicator Dr Niamh Shaw’s won’t be deterred from her lifelong dream by daunting logistical odds or ageism

29th March, 2020
The sky’s no limit for would-be first Irishwoman in space
Dr Niamh Shaw is determined to fulfil a life-long ambition of travelling to space. Picture: Naoise Culhane

We all have coping mechanisms and life experiences that guide us through difficult patches. For science communicator Dr Niamh Shaw, the experience that has helped her through quarantine and the wait for Covid-19 testing is rather more extra-terrestrial.

“What we're going through right now couldn't be a better experience of why it's important [to explore living off earth]” she tells me from her Dublin home. “It's incredible how much this experience feels like when I...

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