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06/03/1937 Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is born


Valentina Tereshkova: Seagull in Space (RT Documentary)


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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