The dreams of an astronaut

With Helen Sharman

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In 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space; in this animation she shares a dream she has about returning to space, and talks about what it’s like to gaze down on the earth from above.

This is the first instalment in the 2015 Ri advent calendar, ‘A Place Called Space’. Check it out at http://rigb.org/advent

In this animation, hand-drawn by Ri animator-in-residence Andrew Khosravani, Sharman shares a dream she often has about returning to space, and talks about what it’s like to gaze down on the earth from above.

‘A Place Called Space’ is the 2015 Royal Institution advent calendar. Every day in the run up to Christmas we'll be releasing an original piece of content exploring the human experience and cultural significance of space travel. With hand-drawn animations, experiments in zero gravity, interviews with astronauts and creative data visualisations, the calendar will fire you into space every morning.

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Being Human, Space & Time

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Type:
Animation
Published:
2015
Filmed:
2015
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cc_by-nc-sa License: Creative Commons

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