Britain's First Astronaut

Helen Sharman joins the Space Boffins to mark 30 years since her Juno mission...
14 May 2021
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


In a podcast exclusive Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman, joins the Space Boffins 30 years after her 1991 Juno mission. She talks about the extraordinary selection process, training in the Soviet Union and the way she was treated on her return. Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson are also joined by author of the Martian, Andy Weir, to chat about his latest book and why we should all be more optimistic about the future. Plus the sounds of Mars with Jason Achilles Mezilis, the musician behind the Mars microphone... and commemorating the death of Apollo 11 legend Mike Collins. It’s another epic podcast... how do we do it?


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