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Buzz Aldrin at the base of the Lunar Module during the first manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 11, in July 1969

Ahead of the launch of Ireland’s national space strategy and with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaching, Amanda Connolly looks to the stars

Where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped on to the surface of the moon? Or when you watched the footage for the first time? It’s one of those moments in history that acts as a bookend in people’s lives to this day. Space exploration captures the hearts and minds of adults and children alike because despite years of scientific research and technological advancement, the amount we don’t know still seems infinite and that’s what makes it so exciting. What does Ireland contribute to this exploration though?

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