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Popular astronaut returns to Ireland

Friday, 10th November, 2017 11:45am
Popular astronaut returns to Ireland

Pictured L-R Finn Bliss (11), 1st Clare Shannon Scouts, Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Dani McGuinness (11), 1st Clare Scouts. Photo: Arthur Ellis.

Popular astronaut returns to Ireland

Pictured L-R Finn Bliss (11), 1st Clare Shannon Scouts, Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Dani McGuinness (11), 1st Clare Scouts. Photo: Arthur Ellis.

The world’s most famous modern day astronaut Chris Hadfield jetted into Shannon Airport on Thursday and stated it was good to be back on Ireland’s west coast.

Hadfield brought the International Space Station into popular culture in 2013 when he performed the David Bowie classic Space Oddity while rotating around the earth.

 

Canada’s most accomplished astronaut and a big fan of Ireland garnered a huge social media following the recording and by the time he sent the first ever tweet as Gaeilge from space later that year, it reached all of half a million people. 

 

Such was the response to his satellite sign-post to Ireland that Tourism Ireland since signed him up as an ambassador, resulting in him travelling to Ireland to record three short videos, including one on the Wild Atlantic Way

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