Helen Sharman


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Helen Patricia Sharman (born 30 May 1963), is a British chemist. She was the first British person in space, first woman to visit the Mir space station aboard Soyuz TM-12 in 1991.

Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield (Helen attended Grenoside Junior and Infant School), later moving to Greenhill. After studying at Jordanthorpe Comprehensive, she received a B.Sc. in chemistry at the ... more »

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  • ''There is very little difference between men and women in space.''
    Helen Sharman (b. 1963), British scientist, astronaut. Independent on Sunday (London, June 9, 1991). Sharman was Britain's first astronaut in spac...
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