Irish in Space! The Top 10 Astronauts With Roots in Ireland

Posted by admin on Apr 28, 2014

Ireland, part of the European Space Agency, does not have its own space program. But it sure can lay claim to some of the most famous and accomplished astronauts, of history and today.

Born and raised in Ohio, Armstrong was also of Scottish and German descent. Prior to joining NASA he served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Armstrong died in 2012; there were widespread tributes throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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