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# tgip space

Last year
The Good Information Podcast: How do Ireland and the EU figure into the space race?
Ireland is playing a bigger role in international space exploration than you might think.
All time
Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.
The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
And what will our first satellite in space do?
We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'
Thanks for travelling with us – we’ll see you in the next phase.
Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free
The Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll turned up some interesting answers.
Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.
European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.
What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?
It’s about cash and credibility as much as chasing comets.
Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.
Open Newsroom: Everything you want to know about space with Leo Enright
Space commentator Leo Enright joins us to answer your questions and to discuss Ireland’s place in space.
Ireland has at least 34 companies working in the space industry - so what is our role in the space race?
“When the first guy steps onto Mars, the whole planet is going to stop and watch – and you’re going to have an explosion of interest in space”
Experts say space exploration isn't a government priority - but that it could be as space travel intensifies
Ireland's current focus is more about Earth than exploring the universe, writes CJ McKinney
An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity
As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about the 21st century space race.
Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier
So what are organisations like the European Space Agency doing about it?
270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?
“That is what speaks to me about being an astronaut – it gives me the opportunity to make the world better and to inspire other people to do the same.”
Watch: The Dubliner exploring the universe from his homemade observatory
Dave Grennan has discovered two asteroids, and three supernovae from the shed in his back garden.
Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool
Ireland has played a real part in the advancement of space science and technology in Europe, and there are more opportunities out there, writes Leo Enright.
Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.
The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year
UCD’s EIRSAT-1 is undergoing extensive testing ahead of a 2022 launch to low-Earth orbit.
Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?
Technological advancements have made space more accessible and affordable to private enterprises.
The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.