Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space

Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space when she flew Vostok 6 in 1963. She spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times. That was her only trip into space. Tereshkova later toured the world to promote Soviet science and became involved in Soviet politics.

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