Bright Sparks: Michelle McKeon Bennett on becoming an Astronaut


Another one of our Bright Sparks for this series is Michelle McKeon Bennett who is head of Department of Applied Science in Limerick Institute of Technology as well as the principal investigator of the controlled environment laboratory for life sciences research group there. Yet, Michelle also holds another title.. since 2008 she is an official ‘Astronaut Candidate’ for the European Space Agency. In this short cut Michelle tells us about her opportunity to become the first Irish Astronaut.

Hear more from Michelle Bennett and many other talented scientists in Bright Sparks Episode 8: Space - The Final Frontier airing on RTE Radio 1 July 12th at 7pm

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Bright Sparks is an Athena Media production for RTE Radio 1 made with the funding support of the BAI. The production team is Helen Shaw, Amy Millar and Cormac MacAdam.


Music: A Short trip to Mars by Michael Gallen


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Jun 08, 2015, 02:27 PM
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