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# the irish frontier

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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