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Helen Sharman

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Helen Sharman
Britain's First Astronaut
Research Cosmonaut aboard The Soyuz TM-12. Sharman was selected to travel in space on 25 November 1989, beating 13,000 applicants to be the first British astronaut. The programme was known as Project Juno and was a cooperative arrangement between the Soviet Union and a group of British companies. Sharman spent several days on Mir space station.
Soyuz TM-12
   was crewed by   
Helen Sharman, Anatoly Artsebarsky and Sergei Krikalev
On MAy 26, 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Brit in space.

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