People Are Pissed Off Helen Sharman Is Being Forgotten As The First Brit In Space
Although Tim Peake is being celebrated today, it was Sharman who made history back in 1991.
British astronaut Tim Peake set off into space to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday morning.
Lots of people online celebrated Peake's achievement and hailed him as the "first Briton" in space. Except, wait a minute...
It turns out a number of people weren't aware that Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut who set off into space.
Sharman travelled into space more than 20 years ago, in 1991.
It pissed a lot of people off.
Many people quickly took to Twitter to congratulate Peake while clarifying that he wasn't the first.
Some people justified the "first official Briton in space" label by saying that Peake was the first British government-funded astronaut.
The sound of a million people typing well-technically-she-wasn't-official could be heard across the internet.