Cyril needs his space

first_imgWatch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter TAGSMusic LimerickNASTAR WhatsApp Previous articleTim is Limerick’s top young farmerNext articleLimerick FC in FAI Cup action John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img Cyril Bennis from Fairgreen with Brienna L. Henwood, director of space training and research at the NASTAR Centre in PhiladelphiaCyril Bennis from Fairgreen with Brienna L. Henwood, director of space training and research at the NASTAR Centre in PhiladelphiaA 65-YEAR-OLD Limerick man who originally hails from Fairgreen is to fulfill his lifelong dream next year when he is set to take a trip into suborbital space.Cyril Bennis, who now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK with his American wife Roxanne, came one step closer to his goal this week when he completed his space training in the USA.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Musician and former Stratford-upon-Avon Mayor Cyril attended the National Aerospace Training and Research Centre (NASTAR) in Philadelphia where he earned his Sub Orbital wings.He told Limerick Post: “I had to undergo training to deal with the pressures of being blasted into space. I did zero gravity training in Florida, then the opposite to that is the g-force training where you’re blasted off at seven to eight Gs. I’m still coming down to earth after it.”Cyril is set to make a two-hour trip to suborbital space accompanied by a pilot at some stage in 2014.He explained: “I’m just an ordinary person who wants to achieve his dream of going into space. Ordinary people are allowed to sign up to do this training as long as they are medically fit and have made sure that they are able to sustain the pressure of the g-force.“For this flight you are blasted off in a Lynx suborbital spacecraft at about five to six Gs with a pilot, then you can float around in the outer circles of space for about two hours and come back.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsCyril needs his spaceBy John Keogh – August 22, 2013 886 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more