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First Briton to go to space receives award from the Queen

Dr Helen Sharman, the first Briton to go into space, has been honoured by the Queen at a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Dr Sharman, who grew up in the Grenoside area of Sheffield, was just 27 when she was chosen through Project Juno to go to the Mir space station in 1991.

This morning she was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, for her services to science and technology.