Helen Sharman

The First British Astronaut To Travel Into Space

How to hire Helen Sharman

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about Helen Sharman for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Helen's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Training and preparation for space
  • Launch
  • The effects of microgravity
  • Living and working in space
  • Teamwork
  • Adjusting to life back on Earth

Online Event Feedback

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary halt of live events, Helen has been attending virtual and online events. See the feedback that she received from attendees, below

"That was superb!"

"A true highlight."

"Amazing inspiration."

"Thanks for sharing in such a natural way Helen. Amazing experience. Inspiration from the very beginning to the end!" 

“We were delighted with our first virtual event, with Helen Sharman, which covered the challenges of working as a team in extreme conditions and in isolation. The results were excellent and much appreciated by the wider group. Helen handled the brief superbly, and she was calm and patient as we worked through the technical details before the event.” - Nick, Chief Financial Officer, Clinigen Group

"It was AWESOME, it went super smoothly and Helen was a peach. Her story is amazing! And the guys at AWS and CC really tied in what they were saying with her." - Jenny, Gilroy

"Please could you pass on massive thanks to Helen on behalf of all of us at Computacenter and AWS. We all found her story inspirational and were really honoured to have her be part of our event. The content tied in beautifully to our own theme and Helen had clearly spent a lot of time and effort in preparing her presentation as her delivery was immaculate" – Justin, Computercentre

Live Events Feedback

“An absolutely brilliant speaker, who engaged the whole Tees Valley and so many young people. Superb!” - Mark Tilling, Headteacher, High Tunstall College of Science

“The feedback from our event has been overwhelming. You proved a huge hit and very inspiring. We were so thrilled that you were able to join us and even more delighted by your words of wisdom, all delivered in a beautifully self-deprecating way and with a great sense of humour.” - Leading investment bank, London

“Helen’s presentation was fascinating and very absorbing. Her personal manner and ease belied her powerful message.” - West Sussex FWI

“Helen was approachable, inspiring, engaging and entertaining – excellent! We would highly recommend her.” - Ms Bee Hughes, Headmistress, The Maynard School , Exeter

“I was lucky enough to hear Helen speak at the recent UK Space Conference in Liverpool. She was a superb presenter – lively, engaging, humorous, honest and insightful – and gave the audience an inside perspective on her selection and mission to the Mir space station.” - Richard Hollingham, Science and Space Journalist

  • 2018 - Named a companion of the Order of St Michael and St George 
  • 2015 - Awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the British Science Association 
  • 2011 - Awarded the Medal for Merit in Space Exploration 
  • 1992 - Awarded an OBE 
  • 1991 - Became the first British Astronaut 
  • 1991 - Named an Honorary Fellow of Sheffield Hallam University 
  • 1991 - Awarded the Order of the Friendships of Peoples 
  • President of the Institute of Science and Technology 
  • Has a star on the Sheffield Walk of Fame
  • Recipient of 10 Honorary degrees 
  • The British School in Assen is named after her