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image for Talk item typeHelen Sharman – Britain’s First Astronaut at Norwich Cathedral

Talk, Thu 26 Oct 2017, £12-£18

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman - image: National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Contact

Norwich Science Festival

01603 727950

Address

65 The Close,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR1 4EH

Details

Join Helen Sharman OBE, Britain’s first Astronaut, for an inspiring talk about her time in space!
Helen, at the time a chemist for a chocolate company, was driving home from work when she heard an advertisement on her car radio: “Astronaut wanted: no experience necessary”. 13,000 people applied for the job and Helen didn’t think she stood a chance of being chosen. But she was exactly the right person – calm, practical, friendly, professional and a team player, with a background in science and an aptitude for languages.
She became the first British person in space in May 1991, when she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent eight days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station.
Discover Helen’s journey into space as she describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth.

Part of Norwich Science Festival.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Voted Norfolk's favorite building Ranked number 1 visitor attraction in Norwich on TripAdvisor Design award for the Refectory Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 26 Oct 2017 14:00 to 16:00

Prices

Cost: £18, £12 concessions
Age: 12+

Location

Directions

Plan route to Norwich Cathedral using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TG 234088  Lat: 52.63169 Long: 1.30036

By Road:
Take the A47 to Norwich. Norwich Cathedral is situated in Tombland.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Norwich station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Voted Norfolk's favorite building Ranked number 1 visitor attraction in Norwich on TripAdvisor Design award for the Refectory Restaurant & Coffee Shop