First British astronaut to headline Norfolk Science Festival
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The first British astronaut will be a headline speaker at the inaugural Norfolk Science Festival.
Helen Sharman was also the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991 after being chosen out of a pool of 13,000 applicants for the top job.
Awarded an OBE in 1993, Ms Sharman is a full-time scientist, a pioneer and role model for young people.
She will present a talk called 'Out of this world' at the Norfolk Science Festival, due to take place at Thetford Grammar School on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.
A spokesman for the Norfolk Science Festival said: 'With numerous hands-on exhibitors, stall holders and activities, coming to Thetford on the 30th of March, this is the start of what will be an annual event each Easter.
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Ms Sharman will speak at the Carnegie Rooms in Thetford on Friday, March 29 at 7.30pm with tickets available on Eventbrite.
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