March 18th, 2015
Episode 212 of 1273 episodes
Helen Sharman won her place in space in 1989 after answering an advertisement she heard on the car radio. It said: "Astronaut wanted. No experience necessary." She was eventually selected from over 13,000 applicants to be the British member of the Russian scientific space mission, Project Juno. She worked with Alexei Leonov, who took the first space-walk in 1965.