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
Born 6 Mairch 1937 (1937-03-06) (age 79)
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.