London, United Kingdom
Helen Sharman, British Astronaut
Photograph - Photograph
Helen Sharman, British astronaut. Helen Sharman was the first Briton to go into space. She was selected for the mission by Project Juno, a private British space programme, out of 13,000 applicants. After 18 months of intense space training, Sharman was launched aboard Soyuz TM-12 on 18 May 1991 towards the Mir space station. She carried out agricultural and medical tests while living in the space station, before returning to Earth aboard Soyuz TM-11 on 26 May 1991.
May 12th, 2013
Viewed 86 Times - Last Visitor from Derby, Derbyshire - United Kingdom on 08/07/2015 at 9:57 AM