Valentina Tereshkova

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova Full Name: Valentina Tereshkova
Nationality: Russian

Profession: 1st Woman in Space
Why Famous: First woman in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on the 16th June 1963.

Born: March 6, 1937 (79 years old)
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maslennikovo, Soviet Union

Married Life

  • 1963-11-03 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

Historical Events in the Life of Valentina Tereshkova

  • 1963-06-16 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
  • 1963-06-19 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth

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