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Dublin: 17°C Wednesday 17 August 2022

Space man: Astronaut Paolo Nespoli to give talk in Dublin

Nespoli is in Ireland and will give a talk from 12pm – 1pm tomorrow at the Little Museum of Dublin. What would you like to ask him?

Paolo Nespoli (centre) with Rory Howe (11) and Robert Mongey (11)
Paolo Nespoli (centre) with Rory Howe (11) and Robert Mongey (11)

EVER WANTED TO ask an astronaut a question about their career? Here at, it has been a burning ambition for a while.

If you’re in the Dublin area tomorrow, then you might be intrigued to know that a real-life astronaut will give a talk at the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 from 12pm – 1pm.

You have to buy tickets for the talk by ESA (European Space Agency) Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in advance, by clicking here.

Paolo is an Italian astronaut who first traveled into space on the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist. His second time into space was in 2010.

He arrived in Dublin yesterday as part of Science Week 2012′s ‘Everyday Experimenting’, and will speak about his career at his talk tomorrow.

Nespoli has also written a book, From Above the Problems Seem Smaller, in which he talks about his experience in space, especially aboard the International Space Station , and the life lessons that he has learned.

The aim of Science Week 2012: Everyday Experimenting is to demonstrate that science plays a role in our everyday lives and that every day you are experimenting. It runs until 18 November, and is a collaboration of events run by colleges, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Ireland.

What would you ask an astronaut if you got the chance?

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