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Profile of an astronaut - Helen Sharman


This article is from the Royal Society of Chemistry's 175 Faces of Chemistry website. Inspire your students with Helen Sharman's journey from chocolate maker to the first Briton in space.


The Royal Society of Chemistry is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2016. We have prepared a website which showcases the wonderful diversity of our community in the form of 175 individual and inspirational stories. Each story features someone involved in the chemical sciences who represents diversity in the broadest sense; someone who is a role model, champion and ambassador for an inclusive and diverse future generation of chemists.