Music in space | INTERVIEW | Helen Sharman, first British woman in space speaks about her musical passion

In this interview, Darius Riahy speaks to Helen Sharman, the British chemist and cosmonaut who, in 1991, became the first British person in space. Together they discuss her passion for music, as well as her role in Moonshot, a new mixed-genre album embracing the wonder of space and science, that features Sharman performing a piano piece.

The interview also ties in with the upcoming release of a debut album destined for the moon: Hello_World,  which is being loaded onto NASA’s spacecraft to be launched into Space this Christmas Eve, becoming the first music album to be left on the moon for future generations to come.


Moonshot is released today (Friday November 10th 2023). For more information on the official album launch event on Tuesday November 14th, click here.

To listen to Helen Sharman’s podcast: ZeroPressure, click here.


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