• Question: Does Ireland have a space station (like NASA)? And if not do you believe there should be?

    Asked by aoifeomara to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 19 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: Colin Johnston

      Colin Johnston answered on 19 Nov 2012:

      The space station is the International Space Station. It’s paid for by NASA (USA), Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency. Ireland is a member of the International Space Station, so Ireland already has a share in the space station.

    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      We need get more Irish people to ESA to go into the space program! Get going, people!

    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      IIreland is part of ESA so we do own a bit of the international space station. Unfortunately Ireland doesn’t pay into the manned space missions the ESA do, so until they do I don’t think an Irish person will ever get to fly to the International space station 🙁