24th Anniversary of Helen Sharman’s Spaceflight

Helen Sharman GB1MIRAt 1250 GMT on May 18, 1991 Helen Sharman GB1MIR became the United Kingdom’s first astronaut when she blasted off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on her way to the Mir space station.

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