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Chemist Helen Sharman beat off competition from 13,000 applicants to become the first Briton in space, joining the Anglo-Soviet Juno Mission in 1991. During her week-long space flight, visiting the Mir space station aboard Soyuz TM-12, she undertook medical and scientific experiments.

This painting was commissioned by the Faculty of Sciences in 1999 to enhance Staffordshire University's Mellor Building.

Faculty of Sciences, Staffordshire University


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    acrylic on board

  • Measurements

    151 x 121 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by the Faculty of Science, 1999


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Faculty of Sciences, Staffordshire University

Mellor Building, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE England

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