Primary school pupils in Dublin will get the chance to communicate with the International Space Station today.
Twelve pupils from DEIS schools will speak live with NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli through amateur radio to learn about life in space.
The pupils will have 11 minutes to make direct contact with Jasmin on board the ISS, as it orbits Earth at 27,600km/hr.
It comes after TU Dublin applied to be involved in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) initiative - a global voluntary group that created a programme for using radio equipment aboard the ISS.
The contact will take place just after 2pm Irish time and will be live-streamed on TU Dublin's YouTube channel.
TU Dublin Deputy President Dr Mary Meaney said it is an exciting opportunity.
"By participating in this extraordinary event, TU Dublin reaffirms its commitment to STEAM education and exploration, while showcasing its leadership in the field," she said.
"These lucky students will have about 11 minutes to put their local community on the astronomical map as they make direct contact via amateur radio – an exciting opportunity for all," she added.
The ARISS space link-up is the culmination of TU Dublin's 'Space Week', which runs from October 2nd to the 10th.