Space

We’ll travel across the universe, show you the brightest stars and the beauty of distant galaxies.

Helen Sharman

On 18th May 1991 Helen Sharman became the first Briton in Space. Aboard the Soyuz TM-12 with cosmonauts Anatoly Artsebarsky and Sergey Krikalyov, they launched into space on May 18th 1991. She spent 7 days on the Mir space station, returning on 26th May 1991.

Vostock 1 Launch

Vostok 1 was launched from Kazakhstan on 12th April 1961, this was the first human spaceflight in history. Manned by Yuri Gagarin, he became the first man in space. The flight lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes from lift-off to touch-down, and made one orbit of Earth.

Magellan Mission to Venus

The Magellan spacecraft was launched 4 May 1989 to map the surface of Venus. The probe was one of NASA's most successful interplanetary missions providing radar images of a superior quality.