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Dr. Norah Patten

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For the December episode of the Limerick Lady podcast, Ann Blake and Emma Langford talk with budding astronaut, Dr. Norah Patten. The aeronautical engineer from Ballina trained at the University of Limerick and is currently on track to be the first Irish person in space. So, who better to ask how Santa gets around the whole world in one night? Together, they talk about the logistics of Santa’s sleigh, stardust and space toilets. This episode is family-friendly and features questions posed by kids and grown-ups alike.

You can listen to the Limerick Lady podcast here.

The Limerick Lady is a grassroots movement aimed at promoting discussion around gender, gender balance, and the visibility of women artists. The podcast is supported by the Limerick Post and sponsored by Ormston House as part of our artistic programme for The Feminist Supermarket (2020-2021).

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