have your say on politics

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman in space, now a retired Soviet cosmonaut. Out of more than four hundred applicants and then out of five finalists, she was selected to pilot Vostok 6 on the 16th of June 1963 and became the first woman to fly in space. This also made her the first civilian in space (she was only honorarily inducted into the USSR's Air Force as a condition on joining the Cosmonaut Corps). On this mission, lasting almost three days in space, she performed various tests on herself to collect data on the female body's reaction to spaceflight.
Before being recruited as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur parachutist. After the dissolution of the first group of female cosmonauts in 1969, she became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, holding various political offices. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, she retired from politics and remains revered as a hero in Russia. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

Hide Description
Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Russia preparing to fly first female cosmonaut in 17 years
2014-06-18
By then, almost a decade had passed since Russia's last female cosmonaut, Elena Kondakova, flew, and it had been 40 years since Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space. Tereshkova was launched aboard a Soviet Vostok rocket on ...
(Sen - Space exploration network)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Un libro revela la homosexualidad de Sally Ride, primera astronauta ...
    2014-06-03
    Ride, nacida en 1951 en La Jolla, California, fue en 1983 la tercera mujer en el espacio, precedida por las soviĆ©ticas Valentina Tereshkova (1963) y Svetlana Savitskaja (1982). En 1982, Ride, quien tambiĆ©n fue jugadora profesional de tenis, contrajo ...
    (eldiario.es)
    1. La primera astronauta estadounidense llevaba una doble vida

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Let's Celebrate Yuri's Night, the 53rd Anniversary of Man's First Voyage to Space
    2014-04-12
    ... Russian Federal Space Agency, except Fallen Astronaut statue credit NASA. For more photographs of Yuri Gagarin and the first orbit, check out this 50th anniversary gallery. Learn about the first woman in space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova ...
    (io9)

      Do you support it?
      YesNo
      No votes yet
      Phased Out With Vostok: The Female Cosmonaut Class
      2014-03-18
      The early Soviet cosmonauts, from left to right, standing: Yuri Gagarin, V.F. Bikovsky, B.B. Yagorov, P.I. Belyaev, P.R. Popovich, and V. M. Komarov. Seated, left to right: K.P. Feoktistov, Valentina V. Nikolaeva-Tereshkova, Alexi Leonov, A. G ...
      (Discovery News)

        Do you support it?
        YesNo
        No votes yet
        Today in history: March 6
        2014-03-06
        Former Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is 77. Former Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Mo., is 75. Actress-writer Joanna Miles is 74. Actor Ben Murphy is 72. Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is 70. Singer Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is 70. Rock musician ...
        (Daily Herald)
        1. Today in History
        2. Today in history, March 6

        Do you support it?
        YesNo
        No votes yet
        Putin's Silence on Ukraine Adds to Confusion
        2014-02-27
        He was joined by Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, and a former Olympic figure skater, Irina Rodnina, who carried the Olympic torch on its final leg at the opening ceremony of the Winter Games in Sochi (and was mired in a controversy over ...
        (New York Times)
        1. Ukraine Warns Russia as Tensions Build
        2. Growing Crisis in Its Backyard Snares Russia
        3. Ukraine crisis: Russia mulls new land-grab law

        Do you support it?
        YesNo
        No votes yet
        Star Russian Parliamentarians Arrive in Crimea
        2014-02-27
        Boxing champion Nikolai Valuev, former figure skater Irina Rodnina, and the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova were photographed in the central square of Sevastopol, which has been the focal point of pro-Russia protests in the city since it was ...
        (RIA Novosti)
        1. Boxing Champion Duma Deputy Throws Weight Behind Russians in Crimea

        Do you support it?
        YesNo
        No votes yet
        Putin Opens Winter Olympics in Sochi
        2014-02-07
        The Olympic cauldron was to be lit by two heroes of Soviet sport, figure skater Irina Rodnina and hockey goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, each of them with three Olympic gold medals to their name. The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, was one of ...
        (RIA Novosti)
        1. Sochi Opening Spectacular Marred By Rings Glitch
        2. IOC President extolls diversity and unity; Putin declares Olympics open
        3. Opening Ceremony Of The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

        Do you support it?
        YesNo
        No votes yet
        Sarasota woman was an astronaut pioneer
        2013-12-30
        By 1961, the women who passed "with no medical reservations" would become known as the Mercury 13, although NASA chose none of them for the astronaut corps. In 1983, 20 years after Russia's Valentina Tereshkova orbited the Earth, Sally Ride became ...
        (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

          Page 1 » Page 2