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Saturday
Apr 23 2016
17:08 UTC

First astronaut to run a marathon in space

... Despite what several major-media organisations may have reported in recent months, the first astronaut to run a marathon in space was Sunita Williams. She ran the Boston Marathon in 2007 onboard the International Space Station. The Telegraph (UK), ITV News (UK) and the Courier Mail (Australia) all seem to think that Tim Peake will be the "first person" to do this during tomorrow's London Marathon. The Telegraph gets it wrongITV News incorrectly claims "Tim Peake will become the first ever perso

Posted by Astronomy Blog

Monday
Apr 18 2016
16:46 UTC

Why has astronaut Helen Sharman been written out of history?

... This is an unexpected follow up to my last blog post about Britain's first astronaut. Our first astronaut was Helen Sharman. In 1991! I just saw an article on the Guardian website whose title is "Blast off! Why has astronaut Helen Sharman been written out of history?". That is a very good question. Although it doesn't discuss it in the article, a good example is that newspapers - including the very same one this article is from - write her out of their headlines. Remember the Guardian's "Brita

Posted by Astronomy Blog

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