Ground Control to Astronaut Dan

Join us July 15th

Ever wanted to meet an astronaut? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be in the mission control room?

Well now is your chance!

This event is suitable for all ages and is sure to be out of this world!!

Join us on July 15th to hear RTE's Rick O'Shea speak with NASA Astronaut Dan Tani and Mission Control Operator Andrea Boyd.

Please arrive at the Ed Burke theatre by 13:30 with your tickets ready so we will be all set for lift off at 14:00.

No children under three years.

Doors close at 13:50. Late arrivals may not be admitted.


Rick O'Shea

Rick is an Irish radio personality known for his quick wit and charm! He has been a radio presenter with RTE 2FM since 2001.  His show twice won Bronze PPI Radio Awards twice. Rick also hosts events as diverse as the Festival Of CuriosityPint Of Science Festival, CBI Book Of The Year Awards and Event Industry Awards.



Dan Tani

Tani has been part of two space missions, spending a total of 131 days in space with six space walks! He was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in April 1996. Since then Tani has been involved in two spaceflights. His first flight into space was aboard space shuttle Endeavour on a 11-day mission to the International Space Station in 2001. Tani launched aboard Discovery on a long-duration mission to the orbiting laboratory on shuttle mission STS-120 for a long-duration stay aboard the station as part of Expedition 16. Tani left NASA in 2012 for Orbital ATK. In 2002, he was a crew member on the Aquarius undersea research habitat for nine days as part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO)-2 mission. 

Andrea Boyd

Andrea is  Operations Engineer for the International Space Station (ISS) and is a Eurocom Flight Engineer at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany. This means she performs real time operations and helps with the preparation for new experiments on board the ISS. Andrea is also currently preparing to be CapCom on the NASA NEEMO mission taking place in June 2017.


This event is organised by Inspire Space and is part of our inaugural astronaut month and is part of Ireland's Summer of Space!