Helen Sharman went into space in 1991.
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Helen Sharman talks to Dick and Dom about life in space

27 October 2015 Last updated at 06:45 GMT

Next month Tim Peake will be the first British astronaut to go on an official mission to space.

But back in 1991 a British woman Helen Sharman also went to the international space station.

It was after answering a radio advert and beating 13,000 applicants to take part in Project Juno, which was a Russian funded space mission. She spent 18 months training in Star City, 30km north-east of Moscow.

During her eight days in space, she carried out medical and agricultural experiments.

Helen spoke to Dick and Dom about her space adventures.