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Helen Sharman – Britain’s First Astronaut

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Join Helen Sharman OBE, Britain’s first Astronaut, for an inspiring talk about her time in space!

Helen, at the time a chemist for a chocolate company, was driving home from work when she heard an advertisement on her car radio: “Astronaut wanted: no experience necessary”. 13,000 people applied for the job and Helen didn’t think she stood a chance of being chosen. But she was exactly the right person – calm, practical, friendly, professional and a team player, with a background in science and an aptitude for languages.

She became the first British person in space in May 1991, when she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent eight days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station.

Discover Helen’s journey into space as she describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth.

Awarded the OBE in 1993, Helen Sharman is a full-time scientist, a pioneer, STEM ambassador, a role model for young people (of all ages!) and an inspiration.

The first 20 people to book the Early Bird ticket enjoy a special meet and greet with Helen after the show, including the opportunity to get a signed photograph.

(Main image credit National Waterfront Museum Swansea)

Thursday 26 October
2pm-4pm
Venue: Norwich Cathedral
Cost: £18, £12 concessions
Age: 12+

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