Valentina Tereshkova

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Noun1.Valentina Tereshkova - Soviet cosmonaut who was the first woman in space (born in 1937)
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The USSR beat the Americans again when Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space aboard the Vostok 8 on November 16, 1963.
5 The first woman space, Valentina Tereshkova's mission was more eventful than her male comrade's.
Although Russian Valentina Tereshkova travelled to space in 1963, it was to be 20 years before another woman followed.
5 THE first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova's mission was more eventful than her male comrade's.
Valentina Tereshkova was only 26 when she became the first female to venture up among the stars.
| 1963: The first woman astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova, blasted off in the Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6.
1963 Valentina Tereshkova, a former textile worker from the Soviet Union, became the first woman in space.
The Soviet Union ended up putting the first woman into space in 1963: Valentina Tereshkova. NASA didn't fly a woman in space -- Sally Ride -- until 1983.
The book's introduction opens with a photo of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who became the first woman to fly into space in July 1963; the caption earnestly states that she later "became a prominent politician and led the Soviet delegation to the 1975 United Nations Conference on Women."
Alight at Kosmonavtlar station, dedicated to Soviet space travel (look out for Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space) and visit the Museum of Applied Arts for a primer on silk weaving, Uzbek hats (tubeteika) and local ceramics.
In addition to portraits of such famous names as Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova (the first man and woman in space); Alan Shepard (the first American in space) and John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth), both of which are signed; Neil Armstrong (the first man to set foot on the Moon) and Aleksei Leonov (the first human to undertake a spacewalk), the archive includes portraits of scientists, mission specialists and military officials, NASA press releases relating to Apollo shuttle lift-offs, numerous Moon surface images, negatives, posters and other ephemera.