On June 6th, 1963, Russia shot the first female Cosmonaut into space. Her name was Valentina Tereshkova. It would, embarrassingly enough, be 15 years before the United States would mimic the feat by sending Sally Ride into orbit. 137 more words
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Today on the 51st anniversary of her space flight, we celebrate the woman from whom this blog takes its inspiration. In a single flight, she logged more hours in space than all of the American astronauts who had preceded her combined – meet Valentina Tereshkova, the world’s first female cosmonaut.