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Space Boffins episode

Fri, 9th Oct 2015

The First Woman in Space

Valentina Tereshkova - First Woman in Space (c) NASA

Space Boffins Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelsonís star (and space) studded podcast includes the first woman in space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, and astronaut Tim Peake. Britainís first European Space Agency astronaut discusses the final training before his December launch and why itís important to learn how to fix a toilet. Former space shuttle engineer and Spaceflight editor David Baker is in the studio to discuss the Soyuz rocket that will take Tim to the Space Station, as is Yen Yau from Into Space Ė which is running a new UK Space Agency backed film project for young space fans. Naturally, they all discuss the Martian.

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