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.
- 1963-11-03 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace
- 1963-06-16 Soviet space mission Vostok 6 is launched with Valentina Tereshkova onboard, who becomes the 1st woman in space
- 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