Helen Sharman, a chemist, was selected for the Juno space project after responding to a 1989 United Kingdom radio advertisement looking for applicants, competing against 13,000 other candidates for the chance to be the first British citizen in space.
She has recently given a statement where she declared that Aliens do exist and there is a sure shot possibility that they live with us. Speaking to Observer magazine, Dr. Helen, who now works at Imperial College London, said "there are no two ways" that there is extraterrestrial life somewhere in the universe and "that there must be all kinds of different life forms" among the billions of stars. It's possible they're here this moment and we basically can't see them.
In May 1991, Dr Helen Sharman made history by becoming the first British astronaut to go to space.More news: "Perfect" - Arsenal fans hoping Arteta starts Nelson against Leeds
Her eight-day mission changed the then 27-year-old into a nationwide hero.
NASA rovers are trawling Mars for evidence of past or present life forms, but humankind s endless fascination with extraterrestrial life forms has so far proved fruitless.
Dr Sharman was recognised in the 2018 New Year's honours list and joined the Order of St Michael and St George. A former Pentagon official who led a secret government program to research potential UFOs told global media in 2017 that he believes that there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.More news: Tottenham battle to 1-1 FA Cup draw with lower-league Middlesbrough
The female cosmonaut, 56, said she never defines herself by her gender.
Dr Sharman also expressed her frustration at being referred to as the first British woman in space. "It s telling that we would otherwise assume it was a man", she said.
"People often describe me as the first woman in space, but I was actually the first British person".More news: Turns Out Obama's Team Stopped a Plan to Kill Soleimani
The cosmonaut waxed lyrical as she spoke of the breathtaking beauty of the Earth from up high.