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British astronaut Helen Sharman to give talk at Lincoln Cathedral under Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation



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The first British person to go into space is to give a talk at Lincoln Cathedral under Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation.

Helen Sharman will take the audience on a journey through her experiences ­— from recruitment and training through to the time she spent in space and her return to Earth.

It takes place at the cathedral on Friday, February 18, as one of a series of events to coincide with the cathedral hosting Luke Jerram’s giant moon.

Astronaut Helen Sharman returning from MIR in 1991. (53947411)
Astronaut Helen Sharman returning from MIR in 1991. (53947411)

Helen Sharman became the first person from the UK in space in May 1991 when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to spend eight days orbiting the Earth, most of which was on the Mir Space Station.

At Lincoln, she will talk about space, STEM and the wonders of science. She will describe the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth.

The Museum of the Moon, which will be on display in the nave of the cathedral from February 7-27.

Luke Jerram’s stunning installation measures seven metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

Other events in the series will be announced soon.

Tickets for An Evening with Helen Sharman cost £35 and are now on sale through the Lincoln Cathedral website.



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