Category: valentina tereshkova

TODAY IN HISTORY: Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, the first man and woman in space, visit Berlin on October 17, 1963.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training. (via)

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She became the first woman in space on June 16, 1963.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space on June 16, 1963.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. On June 16, 1963, she soared to the heavens with the Vostok 6 mission and orbited the Earth 48 times, spending almost three days in space. Fun fact: In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was inducted into the Soviet Air Force, but since the distinction was only honorary, she was the first civilian to fly in space. Two records, one trip.

Bonus fun fact: At the age of 77, Tereshkova said that she was ready to come out of retirement to go on a one-way trip to Mars, her favorite planet.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training to become the first woman in space on the Vostok 6 mission in 1963.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, with her daughter Elena, late 1960s.

Happy Birthday to cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, born on this day in 1927. On June 16, 1963, she became the first woman in space when she soared to the heavens on the Vostok 6 mission and orbited the Earth 48 times. Fun fact: In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was inducted into the Soviet Air Force, but since the distinction was only honorary, she was the first civilian to fly in space. Two records, one trip.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.