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Student lands Mars mission internship with NASA

A teenager is reaching for the stars after landing an internship at the NASA Space School in the United States this summer.

The A Level student, who's originally from Poland, will be working as part of a team doing development and research on a mission to Mars.

Barbara McCann touched down with him at Armagh Planetarium.

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Astronaut Tim Peake speaks to school children in Belfast

Tim Peake speaking to children at W5 on Tuesday. Credit: Pacemaker

Astronaut Tim Peake has spoken to hundreds of local school children in Belfast about the importance of space exploration.

Mr Peake, who spent six months on the International Space Station, gave a speech at W5, the science and discovery centre at the Odyssey on Tuesday.

He was in Northern Ireland to officially launch a new satellite manufacturing facility.

Thales is investing £6m in the centre in Belfast, which is the first of its kind in the UK.

Credit: Pacemaker
Credit: Pacemaker
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