Chemist Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut in space, and as a part of Project Juno in 1991, was the first woman to visit the Mir space station. In the video above, Sharman gives us a mini-tour of the space suit she wore to protect her during more dangerous mission events: launch, docking, and landing back on planet Earth. How a Space Suit Works – with Helen Sharman is one in a series of videos for The Royal Institution’s A Place Called Space.In case you missed it: The Dreams of an Astronaut – with Helen Sharman.
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