Helen Sharman entered space onboard a Russian spacecraft as the result of a competition. The competition was run by private industry rather than by the Government.
The British Government's current position is that space explorartion and discovery is best done from the comforts of observatories and labortories.
|Country Fact File
|Codes||GB / GBR|
|Major Religons||Christianity (71.6%)|
|Land Size||241,590 sq.miles|
|Water Size||3,230 sq.miles|
|Highest Point||Ben Nevis, Scotland, 4,409ft|
|Space Agency||British National Space Agency (BNSA)|
|1st Man in Space||Tim Peake|
|1st Woman in Space||Helen Sharman (1991)|