St Flannan’s’ Students Design NASA Prize-Winning Space Settlement

A group of St Flannan’s’ students have been looking at how we might reverse climate change and global warming through cutting edge aerospace technology.

They’re all students of physics and their space settlement project ‘EcoRise’ received 2nd prize in an international competition organised by US space agency, NASA.

They’ve been invited to the next round in LA, but need to raise around €12,000 to get there.


This year NASA received more than 2,500 entries from 10,000 students.

The team was made up by; George Harrington, Aodha Marrinan, Tara McInerney, Michael Lacki, Illias Zikiss and Cyrus Gillan, lead by teacher John Conneely and advised by teacher Michael Horgan.