Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE (born 30 May 1963) is a British chemist. She was the first Briton in space, visiting the Mir space station aboard Soyuz TM-12 in 1991.
Independent on Sunday, 9 June 1991
Once the press learnt of her success, she was called 'the girl from Mars'.
Once, press, learnt, success, girl
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