Helen Sharman

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Birthday
30, 1963
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
England

About

British chemist and astronaut who was the first Briton to go to space and the first woman to visit the Mir Space Station. She was selected as part of the Project Juno project.

Before Fame

She worked as an engineer and chemist for Mars Incorporated.

Trivia

She was the fifth youngest person to fly in space as of 2007, having only been 27 years old when she went on her mission.

Family Life

She was born in Sheffield, where she received a star on the Sheffield Walk of Fame.

Associated With

After her mission was cancelled, Mikhail Gorbachev insisted it proceed as planned.