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Saturday 23 September 2017

Irish students have 'once in a lifetime' video call with the International Space Station

The students and teachers will have the opportunity to ask astronaut Thomas Pesquet questions live from the International Space Station
The students and teachers will have the opportunity to ask astronaut Thomas Pesquet questions live from the International Space Station
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Over 300 primary school children from Limerick and Tipperary will have the "once in a lifetime" chance to talk to an astronaut from the International Space Station (ISS).

The students and teachers will have the opportunity to ask astronaut Thomas Pesquet questions such as how we use space in our daily lives and how the many applications from space research have changed the way we live.

The inflight call with Thomas Pesquet is part of a vast range of educational activities delivered by the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) project and will take place in Limerick Institute of Technology.

Schools from Ireland, Romania and Portugal are taking part in the video call.

Irish representative, Stephanie O’Neil from Science Foundation Ireland will be asking the questions, along with teachers.

The video call started at 3:45pm and people from across the world are invited to watch.

Every year, ESA gives some of its ESERO offices the unique opportunity to gather primary and secondary school teachers, students, and space scientists and engineers around an inflight call with an ESA astronaut on board the ISS.

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