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Helen Patricia Sharman

Helen Sharman

Born: 30 May 1963, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: British


Group: British Commercial Group (25 November 1989)

Status: Retired


FAI Flights:
18 May 1991
7 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes, 45 seconds

  BSc (Chemistry), University of Sheffield, 1984
  Ph.D (Chemistry), Birkbeck, University of London , 1987

Helen Sharma was the first Briton in space. At the time of her selection, she was a chemist for the Mars candy company. During her trip into space, she conducted medical and Earth observation experiments for British scientists.

Her flight was privately funded by the British company, Antequera, Ltd. Her backup was Timothy Mace, a pilot with the Royal Air Force.


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