On This Day 53 Years Ago – Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space!

On 16 June 1963 Valentina Tereshkova piloted Vostok 6 and became the first woman in space! In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Valentina was honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force so she also became the first civilian to fly in space.

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Valentina Tereshkova - first woman in space!
Valentina Tereshkova – first woman in space!

 

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