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Revolutionary pioneers

First woman in space. In 1963, former textile worker Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel to space. The 26-year-old Russian was the fifth cosmonaut to go into the Earth's orbit.


Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 6 March 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and engineer, and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. "Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is."

from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Celebrating 50 Years Of Women In Space

from Etsy

Women in Science: Valentina Tereshkova

Diese Illustrationen sind Teil der “Women in Science”-Serie der Künstlerin Rachel Ignotofsky. Die Illustratorin und Designerin wuchs in New Jersey auf und studierte Grafikdesign an der …


Soviet Union Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova photographed together in 1965. Gagarin, the first man in space, had accomplished his feat in 1961, while Tereshkova, the first woman to do so, would follow in 1963. In 1968, Gagarin would be killed during Soviet flight training.

from The Atlantic

The Remote Siberian Monument to the First Woman in Space, Who Launched 50 Years Ago Today

Tereskhova, la primera astronauta