Would-be astronauts wanted for zero gravity experience

Diving into Space event in Dublin to inspire future divers

Author: Pat
8th November 2016
 

An event in Ireland this weekend will celebrate the zero gravity worlds of spaceflight and underwater weightlessness.

‘Diving into Space’ is part of Ireland’s National Science Week and is organised by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, the Irish Underwater Council (IUC) and Science Foundation Ireland.

A talk on the science of weightlessness and how diving is used to train astronauts

The event will kick off on Sunday 13th November with a chance to meet and hear from Ireland’s only Aquanaut Dr. Marc O’ Griofa.

He recently took part in NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations programme (NEEMO) to the seabed, where the crew evaluated tools and techniques being tested for future deep space exploration.

Marc will take his audience on a whirlwind adventure through the science of weightlessness and how diving is used to train astronauts.

The presentation event is being held in the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown this Sunday at 12pm, and is free of charge.

After the event the IUC will be give members of the public the chance to experience weightlessness for themselves through try-dives.

The try dives cost just €5. To book your tickets and reserve a dive for Sunday 13th November at the National Aquatic Center in Dublin, click here.

 
 
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