#33 – Cillian Murphy – Journey to become an Astronaut

As a child, have you ever aspired to become an Astronaut? Do you have an interest in space, planets and what else could possibly be out there?

Well, this week I had the pleasure of talking to Cillian Murphy who is currently on track to becoming an ESA Astronaut.

He is currently working as a Irish National Trainee at the European Space Agency. It’s extremely difficult to get into this role and only two people get selected annually. Cillian has many aspirations and they all revolve around Space. His biggest ambition is to become an ESA Astronaut but knowing the difficulty to do this he is also following a career path to work in the European Space Operations Center or work in astronomical research. In this episode we talk about many various topics but the bulk of our conversation revolved around the actual programme he’s doing, journey to become an astronaut and climate change.


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