Helen Sharman

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Helen Sharman
Dr. Helen Sharman
Helen Sharman Signature.svg
Project Juno astronaut
Nationality British
Born 30 May 1963 (1963-05-30) (age 54)
Sheffield, England
Other occupation Chemist
Time in space 7d 21h 13m
Selection 1989 Juno
Missions Soyuz TM-12, Soyuz TM-11
Mission insignia Soyuz TM-12 patch.png Soyuz TM-11 patch.png

Dr. Helen Patricia Sharman OBE FRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a British chemist. She became the first British astronaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1993.

She worked as a research and development technologist for GEC in London and later as a chemist for Mars Incorporated dealing with nice properties of chocolate.[1]

Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "bbk: Birkbeck's Magazine, Issue 29, SPRING 2011" (PDF). Birkbeck University. p. 16. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. "Helen Sharman, Made in Sheffield". Made in Sheffield Dot Com. Archived from the original on 14 August 2006. Retrieved 20 September 2006.