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Space Truckers

Documentary following trucker Ryan Milligan as he transports precious parts of the Lofar Radio Telescope from the Netherlands to Birr in Co Offaly.

Hard rocking, Ardglass trucker Ryan Milligan is also an extraterrestrial, Nasa scientist, and last summer he landed his dream gig - trucking precious parts of the Lofar Radio Telescope from the Netherlands to Birr in Co Offaly. The supercomputer allows European and Nasa researchers access to cutting-edge astrophysics to observe solar storms and pulsars originally discovered by Lurgan's Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Ryan has to steer his way through logistics, customs, ferry timetables and Peter's playlist to avoid disappointing the brainiacs waiting for him in Ireland.

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 29 Aug 2018 22:40

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Joseph Campo
Director Joseph Campo
Assistant Producer Judi Kinsella
Executive Producer Justin Binding

Broadcasts

  • Mon 4 Dec 2017 22:40
  • Tue 5 Dec 2017 22:00
  • Wed 29 Aug 2018 22:40