Helen Sharman: from Mars to the Stars (FULLY BOOKED)

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Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building (SAFB)

Imperial College Road

Imperial College London

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The Centre for Languages, Culture & Communication is delighted to welcome Helen Sharman to give the Charmian Brinson Honorary Lecture 2020.

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Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, will give a lecture on her experience for the CLCC at Imperial College London.

"We should push forward not only our own individual boundaries but also the boundaries of what humans believe is possible. People are the biggest limitations in our own lives. There is a huge amount we can do and we should make best use of our lives for the benefit of the world." -Helen Sharman

Helen’s lecture will take you on a journey into space, describing how as a chemistry graduate working in industry she was selected, out of almost 13,000 applicants, to become an astronaut and how through her experience, she learned to appreciate science in a totally different way.

Helen’s Space Mission was set in the context of the last few years of the Soviet Union, when the Soviet Space Agency had approached western European countries with a view to flying one of their nationals to the Mir Space Station. It was an important time in UK-Soviet relations; President Gorbachev even telephoned from the Kremlin to congratulate the crew on docking to Mir and to wish them a successful Mission.

Helen will describe feeling weightless, what this means for science in space and the impact on the daily life of astronauts. Helen continues to use her experience of spaceflight to communicate science and she inspires people of all ages to take an interest in science and to keep an open mind to life’s opportunities.

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Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building (SAFB)

Imperial College Road

Imperial College London

London

SW7

United Kingdom

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