Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
|Rank||Major General, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|2d 22h 50m|
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 March 1937), is a Soviet retired cosmonaut.
She was the first woman to fly in space, aboard Vostok 6 (one of Vostok rocket) on 16 June 1963. She and four others were chosen out of more than 400 other women to fly in space.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ghosh, Pallab (17 September 2015). "Valentina Tereshkova: USSR was 'worried' about women in space". BBC. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- ↑ Hawkins, Alexander (12 July 2016). "Valentina Tereshkova". Avaunt. Retrieved 13 October 2016.