Helen Sharman

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Helen Sharman
Dr. Helen Sharman
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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]

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