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06/03/1937 Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is born

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Valentina Tereshkova: Seagull in Space (RT Documentary)

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In conversation with Valentina Tereshkova

She was the first woman in space, and also the only solo woman in and the first civilian in space. She worked in a tyre and textile factories. In 1961, she was selected to become a cosmonaut for her expert skill in parachuting. In 1963 Tereshkova flew aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft. She made 48 orbits of Earth in 71 hours.
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