26 years ago today (18th May 2017)………….

On this day (18th May 2017), 26 years ago, in 1991, Helen Sharman Became Britain’s first astronaut!

Photo Source – RocketSTEM

27 year old Sharman, from Sheffield, blasted into to orbit, from Baikonur cosmodrome in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, with fellow astronauts, Anatoly Artebartsky and Sergei Krikalyov – aboard the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule.

“Astronaut wanted, no experience necessary”

Helen Sharman, a former chemist, won her place in space in 1989, after answering an advertisement she heard on the radio – “Astronaut wanted, no experience necessary”.



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