WATCH: University of Limerick graduate set to become first Irish woman in space

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WATCH: University of Limerick graduate set to become first Irish woman in space

UL graduate Dr Norah Patten who is set to become the first Irish women in space

A University of Limerick graduate is set to become the first Irish woman in space. 

Dr Norah Patten, a graduate of UL’s aeronautical engineering programme, is one of 12 people invited to take part in a citizen-astronaut training programme. 

After obtaining both her undergraduate degree and PhD at UL, Dr Patten went on to attend the Alpbach Space Summer School in Austria. 

In 2010, she was accepted into the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program in Strasbourg, France. 

After completing her PhD at UL, Dr Patten went on to work as communications and outreach manager at the Irish Centre for Composites Research at UL.