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ON THIS DAY - 1991: Sharman Becomes First Briton in Space
Science & Tech  (tags: on this day, uk, britain, england, space, astronaut, soviet union, woman, first, helen sharman )

Chrissy
- 3659 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Britain's first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman from Sheffield, has blasted into orbit. The Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule made a textbook launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan at 1350 BST carrying Miss Sharman an
This Day in History - 1961: The First American in Space
Science & Tech  (tags: on this day, space, sapce race, astronaut, cape canaveral, florida, usa, shepard, freedom 7 )

Chrissy
- 3673 days ago - history.com
From Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space. The suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes and reached a
This Day in History - 4977BC: Universe Is Created, According to Kepler
Science & Tech  (tags: on this day, kepler, universe, german, astronomer, astronomy, planets )

Chrissy
- 3681 days ago - history.com
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets. Kepler was born
ON THIS DAY - 1960: Radio Telescope Makes Space History
Science & Tech  (tags: on this day, telescope, radio telescope, jodrell bank, britain, uk, england, space, universe )

Chrissy
- 3725 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The British radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire has set a new space record making contact with the American Pioneer V satellite at a distance of 407,000 miles. The previous record, about 290,000 miles, was set by the Soviet satellite Lunik III, wh
ON THIS DAY - 1961: Chimp Returns Safely After Space Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, space, chimpanzee, cape canaveral, orbit, 1961, on this day )

Chrissy
- 4133 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A chimpanzee sent into space in a rocket by the United States has been recovered alive and well about 420 miles (676 km) from the launching site in Cape Canaveral. The test was one of many planned to ensure that a human being could survive space flight, t
   

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