Valentina Tereshkova

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Valentina Tereshkova
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Tereshkova in 1969
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Soviet cosmonaut
The first woman in space
Naitionality Soviet Union
Roushie
Born (1937-03-06) 6 Mairch 1937 (age 80)
Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Tutayevsky Destrict, Yaroslavl Oblast, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Ither names Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
Ither occupation Pilot
Rank Major General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space 2 days, 23hrs, an 12mins
Selection Female Group
Missions Vostok 6
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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Roushie: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 Mairch 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut an ingineer, an the first woman tae hae flown in space, havin been selectit frae mair nor fower hundrit applicants an five finalists tae pilot Vostok 6 on 16 Juin 1963.