Dr Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist and performer. She is passionate about igniting peoples curiosity and particularly interested in doing this by combining creativity with science topics. She presents the human story of science, creating theatre shows, public events and contributions to media with this focus. She has set herself a life’s mission to get to space, as artist and explorer. She hopes that by sharing the human story behind such a venture, it will help us better understand our place in the story of space, and the beauty of our planet Earth.
Dr. Niamh Shaw will be in conversation with Muireann Kelliher at this event.
Highlights of Niamh’s space mission so far include a visit to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia. During her time there, she experienced a Zero gravity flight exploring weightlessness on Earth. She participated in a simulated Mars mission in January 2017 as the artist and journalist for Crew 173. She was part of a team of six international analogue astronauts at the Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert. In February she was advisor and artist at a new analogue Mars facility DMARS in the Ramon Crater, Israel.
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