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M.E.I. “Novoshimkusskaya Secondary School of Yalchikski District of the Chuvash Republic” Research Project in English Topic: Helen Patricia Sharman Project author: Ruslan Alekseyevich Martyshkin, student of Form 7 of Project supervisor: Elena Petrovna Svetopolskaya, English Teacher Novye Shimkussy - 2011
Aims and problems The aim of the work is to learn more about history, astronauts of Great Britain. In order to get this aim I set up the following problems: to learn more about Helen Patricia Sharman; to read reference books about astronauts; to find information from the Internet.
Actuality of the topic Lately I’ve found out that my classmates and I know very little about astronauts of Great Britain. I asked them some questions but they couldn’t answer them. I interviewed my friends on the questions below: What do you know about astronauts of Great Britain? How many astronauts are there in Great Britain? None of my classmates were able to answer them correctly. That is why it is very actual for us to learn more about astronauts of Great Britain at present.
Helen Patricia Sharman Helen Patricia "Lenochka"
Project Juno Astronaut Helen Patricia Sharman NationalityBritish Born 30 May 1963 ) (age 48) Sheffield, United Kingdom Other occupationChemist Time in space7d 21h 13m Selection1989 Juno MissionsSoyuz TM-12 / Soyuz TM-11
Helen attended Grenoside Junior and Infant School, later moving to Greenhill. After studying at Jordanthorpe Comprehensive, she received a B.Sc. in chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1984 and a Ph.D from Birkbeck, University of London. She worked as an engineer for GEC in London and later as a chemist for Mars Incorporated working with flavourant properties of chocolate. She worked with chocolate because she liked chocolate and wanted to explore the further flavours and scents of pure alpine chocolate.
Helen Patricia Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield on the 30th of May 1963. She is a British chemist. She was the first Briton in space, visiting the Mir space station aboard Soyuz TM-12 in 1991.
Sharman was selected to travel in space on 25 November 1989, beating 13,000 applicants, after responding to a radio advertisement asking for applicants to be the first British astronaut. The programme was known as Project Juno and was a cooperative arrangement between the Soviet Union and a group of British companies.
For her Project Juno accomplishments, Sharman received a star on the Sheffield Walk of Fame.
Later career Sharman currently works as a broadcaster and lecturer specializing in science education.
Awards and honors In 1991, she was chosen to light the flame at the 1991 Summer Universiade, held in Sheffield. On live international television, she tripped while running through the infield of Don Valley Stadium, smashing the torch, but recovered its embers and went on to ceremonially ignite the flame. For her pioneering efforts, Sharman was appointed an OBE in 1993, and the same year an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The British School in Assen, Netherlands is named the Helen Sharman School after her. In addition there is a house named after her at Wallington High School for Girls, a grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton, where each house is named after a high achieving and influential woman
Marital status Not married Father – John Sharman, a Physics teacher in college (in 1991) Mother – Lindesay, a hospital nurse (in 1991) Sister – Andrew, a computer engineer (in 1991) Brother – Richard, at the moment of Helen‘s start he was 15 years old
Hobbies Helen’s hobby is motor biking. She also likes playing American squash.
Publications Helen is the author of the book «Seize The Moment» (Лови момент!)
Conclusion Now I know a lot about Helen Patricia Sharman,the only astronaut of Great Britain. I believe that this work can be applied by both students and teachers. The target goal to learn more about astronauts of Great Britain is achieved. We’ve answered all the questions. I hope my classmates will be interested in it, too.
Bibliography Seize the Moment: Autobiography of Britain's First Astronaut, autobiography, with Christopher Priest and a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke (London : Gollancz, 1993)) The Space Place (Making Sense of Science), children's book, illustrated by M. Rolph (Portland Press, 1997).
References 1. "Helen Sharman Made in Sheffield". 2. "Baton charge duty for Becks" The Guardian Online. 3."Who are our Honorary Fellows?" Royal Society of Chemistry.