NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden vitied Ireland on July 12, 2012 and made a series of public appearances in Dublin as part of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) and Dublin City of Science. Administrator Bolden participated in a youth outreach event, a public presentation at Trinity College, and delivered the ESOF conference keynote address. He challenged audiences to work hard to achieve their dreams and to maximize their talents. He also spoke on expectations for the next generation of space exploration. Elaborating on the possibility of a manned mission to Mars, he said it will have to be an international collaboration, unlike the Apollo moon missions which were an all-American affair.