image for Talk item typeA Talk By Helen Sharman at Wakefield Market Hall

Talk, Fri 30 Aug 2019, free entry

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman


Wakefield Council


Union Street,

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One of the few humans to have seen earth from space, Helen Sharman visits to recount her time on the Mir Space Station in 1991 when she was just 27 years old, spending eight days orbiting the planet.

Both Britain and Yorkshire’s first ever astronaut, the Sheffield-born and raised chemist blasted off in a Soviet Soyuz-U2 rocket 28 years ago and finally lands in Wakefield with an inspirational talk for adults.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 30 Aug 2019 19:30 to 21:30
Doors open at 7pm.


Free entry

Free event but booking essential (strictly limited to 4 tickets per person). No children under 16.

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