Helen Sharman shows off spacesuit on 25th anniversary of Mir journey

Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman appears at the Science Museum in London to show off the spacesuit she wore 25 years ago on her historic spaceflight.

Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman at the Science Museum in London with the space suit she wore 25 years ago on her journey into space. Picture: PA

She became the first female astronaut to visit the Mir space station on her journey in 1991.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise