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It is 30 years since Helen Sharman became the first British astronaut and the first Western European woman in space.

B.R.A. was one of several schools selected as part of Project Juno to set up amateur radio links to the Mir space station to talk to Helen as she passed overhead.
Former Academy teacher, Mr Noel Moore, who set up the School’s Amateur Radio Club, has produced a video to commemorate the event.

(There are some very familiar faces in both the video and these photographs from the time!)


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