Connected Podcast: Dr Norah Patten on the road to the Cosmos

Connected Podcast: Dr Norah Patten on the road to the Cosmos

Emmet Ryan is joined by the Mayo native looking to make history by becoming the first Irish person in space

Dr Norah Patten has a big ambition: to be the first Irish person in space. Lots of Irish people want to be astronauts - it's all over school yearbooks - but Patten's lust for glory is rooted in reality. The Mayo native joined Emmet Ryan to discuss the challenge ahead of her as she looks to make history, including all the studying she had to do, astronaut training, and being an academic at the International Space University.

Patten also talks about the SpaceX Falcon Heavy mission and what it means for the future of exploration. Listen to her fascinating tale of ambition and hard work that is helping to inspire young people across the island.

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