ISS Launch Event

Join us as ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli launches back to the ISS. We are offering FREE admission from 16:30 – 17:00. Launch is scheduled for July 28 @16:40 IST.

The crew of three will arrive and dock at the ISS @ 23:01 IST. Hatch opening and welcome ceremony will begin at about 01:00 IST on July 29.

About Paolo Nespoli:

Selected as an astronaut in 1998, Paolo has travelled to space twice (in 2007 and in 2010/11). His mission is called VITA and will last about 5 months. You can follow along with his mission on twitter and facebook as well as the ESA website. Read this interview with him from the Irish Space Blog.

Event Information

  • Dates: Friday 28th July, 2017
  • Time 16:40
  • Venue: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock

Free entry from 16:30 to closing at 17:00

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