Written by Mike Aldred
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Monday, 18 February 2008

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Ireland's space mission to put two astronauts on the Sun by the end of the year still looks likely to go ahead despite continued warnings from the world's major space agencies. 'Blarney VI' with its crew of four astronauts is due to blast out of Earth orbit later this week at the start of its nine month flight to the Sun.

Professor Leonid Defectorov, Senior Mission Specialist at NASA said, 'Clearly, the mission is doomed to failure because they are ill-prepared for the enormous temperatures they will encounter as they travel towards the Sun. Guinness sweat-shirts, jeans, polaroid sunglasses and cooking foil capes will offer little protection to the astronauts.'

Meanwhile, Shamus O'Blastoff, Mission Director for the Irish Space Agency continued to remain indignant. 'High temperatures will pose no problem at all, because we shall be flying at night.'

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