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Dr Niamh Shaw – communicator, engineer and space explorer. Picture by Steve Humphreys

Dr Niamh Shaw – communicator, engineer and space explorer. Picture by Steve Humphreys

Dr Niamh Shaw – communicator, engineer and space explorer. Picture by Steve Humphreys

Niamh Shaw (53) is an engineer, scientist, writer and space communicator. She is also a former actress and used to be in Fair City. Her big mission in life is to go to space and report back as “an ordinary person”. Last year she became Ireland’s first European Space Agency Champion in recognition of her innovative work as a space educator. Born in Dundalk, she lives between Dublin and France.

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