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Does being the first UK astronaut make you feel a need to behave in a certain way?

I wanted to share my spaceflight with as many people as wanted to know and I used my experience to communicate science to school students across the country. I spent eight years after my flight travelling around the UK, giving talks and presenting science. I was not employed by the Mission after the end of 1991 and most of this work was unpaid but I consider it amongst the most valuable outputs of my Mission.