- — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)Wed, Mar 06 2013 17:45:40
- — London Science Fest (@LondonSciFest)Thu, Mar 07 2013 10:49:55
- After a number of tweets leading up to International Women's day, Helen began her day in the Museum speaking with a group of 300 school children. Helen described her life as a scientist and astronaut abord the Mir space station, which she visited for 8 days in 1991.
- After a break for lunch, Helen took an hour out of her day to sit down and answer questions via twitter
- — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)Fri, Mar 08 2013 13:50:19
- The questions covered everything, from tea drinking, eating, washing the dishes and cleaning your teeth...
- — Jonathan Matthews (@jpluscplusm)Thu, Mar 07 2013 12:47:40
- — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)Fri, Mar 08 2013 14:11:16#AskHelen No cups, but packets of coffee and tea! Biscuits are bite-size so the crumbs don't float around the space station
- — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)Fri, Mar 08 2013 14:31:58#AskHelen Vanilla cream cheese (tvorog for the Russian speakers) and hot chocolate. Tvorog came out of tube, hot chocolate from a packet
- — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)Fri, Mar 08 2013 14:22:15#AskHelen we don't have dishes to wash, just packets and tins to throw away - but that causes problems in itself
- to science and technology...
- — Jonathan Pritchard (@jr_pritchard)Tue, Mar 05 2013 19:55:45
- — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)Fri, Mar 08 2013 14:18:03#AskHelen it has to be the toilet which cleans the contents into water which can be drunk or elctrolysed to add oxygen to the air
- Helen was asked about those who inspire her...
- and to give advice for the next generation...
#AskHelen: Questions for the first Brit in space
On Friday 8th March (International Women's Day), Dr. Helen Sharman - the first Briton ever to travel into space - visited the Science Museum as part of our High Performance festival to give a speech to school children and take part in a Twitter Q&A.
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