• Valentina Tereshkova was the very first lady in area— and she practically didn’t make it back to Earth.
  • As a Russian cosmonaut, flying solo on Vostok 6 was her only in-space experience.
  • Tereshkova’s spacecraft removed on June 16, 1963 and it was the 12 th human spaceflight in history.
  • View the video above for her story that she kept a trick for 30 years.

Valentina Tereshkova was the very first lady to skyrocket through area, flying solo on Vostok 6. As a Russian cosmonaut, this was her only in-space experience. She has actually gone on to pursue a profession in politics.

Produced by Emma Fierberg

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