Valentina Tereshkova

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
The Soviet Union 1963 CPA 2890 stamp (Second 'Team' Manned Space Flight. Portrait of Valentina Tereshkova).jpg
1963 USSR postage stamp depicting Valentina Tereshkova
Born (1937-03-06) March 6, 1937 (age 86)
Space career
RankMajor General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
2d 22h 50m
SelectionFemale Group
MissionsVostok 6

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,[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ghosh, Pallab (17 September 2015). "Valentina Tereshkova: USSR was 'worried' about women in space". BBC. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. Hawkins, Alexander (12 July 2016). "Valentina Tereshkova". Avaunt. Retrieved 13 October 2016.