He's been in space, he's seen the final frontier and he's sung David Bowie while floating in zero gravity. Commander Chris Hadfield has experienced sensations, scenery and sights that are literally out of this world.
How exactly could he ever top that? Simple, with his most adventurous mission yet…
An Astronaut's Mission to the island of Ireland.
During his travels, the David Bowie-singing spaceman explored, tasted, tested and experienced the best of Ireland. And we were on hand to capture the Commander’s adventures.
First stop, the Wild Atlantic Way.
When Commander Hadfield tweeted a shot of Ireland from space with the message “Tá Éire fíorálainn” (Ireland is very beautiful) he was on to something. But what would he think of the landscape and the Wild Atlantic Way when he's standing right in the middle of it? And could he learn a few words of Gaeilge to describe it?
Let’s find out.
Next stop, it’s Belfast and the epic Titanic Belfast. Commander Hadfield uncovers the back story to the world’s most famous ship and finds out why, in Belfast, they say "She was all right when she left here".
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And so to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin to discover the science behind the perfect pint of Guinness (for purely scientific reasons of course!) as well as the perfect way to drink one. Remember to lift that elbow, Commander.
What is hurling? Think baseball meets soccer meets rugby. Confused? So was Commander Hadfield. But a few tips from Irish Hurling Legend ‘Sambo’ and a masterclass with Experience Gaelic Games sorted him out.. But can he score a point in the fastest field game on earth?
Watch and see.
So there you have it, An Astronaut’s Guide to the island of Ireland. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your own mission to the island of Ireland right now and discover the thrill of a new adventure.
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