I’ve secured my wings and I’ll now be able to go up into space. I would never have thought growing up in Limerick that one day I’d reach the heights of space. I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m in peak condition – it’s not like getting the bus down to Tralee.

Cyril Bennis, who has spent over €70,000 in his decade-long mission to become the first Irishman in space. He hopes to orbit next year. 

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