Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
1963 USSR postage stamp depicting Valentina Tereshkova
Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian
Born March 6, 1937 (1937-03-06) (age 80)
Yaroslavl Oblast, USSR
Other occupation Pilot
Rank Major General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space 2d 22h 50m
Selection Female Group
Missions Vostok 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]

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References

  1. Ghosh, Pallab (17). "Valentina Tereshkova: USSR was 'worried' about women in space". BBC. Retrieved 13 October 2016.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored ( help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch ( help)
  2. Hawkins, Alexander (12). "Valentina Tereshkova". Avaunt. Retrieved 13 October 2016.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored ( help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch ( help)
Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Valentina Tereşkova
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Валянціна Церашкова
Bikol Central: Valentina Tereshkova
Bahasa Indonesia: Valentina Tereshkova
لۊری شومالی: والنتینا ترشکوا
norsk nynorsk: Valentina Teresjkova
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Valentina Tereshkova
slovenščina: Valentina Tereškova
татарча/tatarça: Валентина Терешкова
vepsän kel’: Tereškova Valentina