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 (tĕr′ĕ-shkō′və, tyĭ-ryĭ-), Valentina Vladmirovna Born 1937.
Soviet cosmonaut who orbited the earth 48 times aboard Vostok 6 in June 1963, thereby becoming the first woman in space.
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(Russian tɪrɪʃˈkɔvə)
(Biography) Valentina Vladimirovna (vəlɪnˈtinə vlaˈdimirəvnə). born 1937, Soviet cosmonaut; first woman in space (1963)
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(ˌtɛr əʃˈkoʊ və)

Valentina Vladimirovna, born 1937, Soviet cosmonaut: first woman in space 1963.
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Noun1.Tereshkova - Soviet cosmonaut who was the first woman in space (born in 1937)
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