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Valentina Tereshkova: The Greta Garbo of space

In June 1963 a young Soviet worker became the first woman to travel into space. Valentina Tereshkova rarely talks about her mission, so to tell the story of how she became a national hero and an icon for gender equality, Lucy Ash visited her home town, starting at the textile factory where she worked.
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Valentina Tereshkova First Woman in Space

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retired Soviet cosmonaut, and was the first woman in space. She was selected out of more than four hundred applicants, and then out of five finalists, to pilot Vostok 6 on the 16 June, 1963, becoming both the first woman and the first civilian to fly in space, as she was only honorarily inducted into the USSR's Air Force as a condition on joining the Cosmonaut Corps. 



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First woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova turns 75

Valentina Tereshkova who became the world's first woman to go into space after her flight in June 1963 turned 75 Tuesday.
Tereshkova told Xinhua on the eve of the International Women's Day that the job of being a cosmonaut "remains a sort of a disease, once sicken of, will last for a whole life".

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La Grandiosa del día: Valentina Tereshkova.

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born March 6, 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut, and was the first woman in space. She was selected out of more than four hundred applicants, and then out of five finalists, to pilot Vostok 6 on the 16 June, 1963, becoming both the first woman and the first civilian to fly in space, as she was only honourarily inducted into the USSR's Air Force as a condition on joining the Cosmonaut Corps. During her three-day mission, she performed various tests on herself to collect data on the female body's reaction to spaceflight.
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Interview with first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova

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In an exclusive interview to RT first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova says there will be more women cosmonauts. Forty-five years after her historic flight, Tereshkova recalls what caused her to be picked for the important mission.

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is 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 16th June 1963 and become the first woman to fly in space.

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March 12, 1962 is the official date of the establishment of a women's group in the first division of cosmonauts. Five people were selected from more than a thousand applicants: engineer Irina Solovyova, mathematician and programmer Valentina Ponomaryova, textile worker Valentina Tereshkova, teacher Zhanna Yerkina and shorthand secretary Tatyana Kuznetsova.
The women's group was officially introduced to general designer Sergei Korolyov after the final examination for basic space training. Korolyov asked each one to tell her story. Then he wanted to know what made them seek a space career. Towards the end he grew gloomy and later, speaking to a small circle of people, expressed his dissatisfaction with the group's composition. In his view, none of the group members had much to do with space and rockets.
By established practice, the decision on who of the women was to fly first was announced before departure for the space centre, on May 21, 1963. By that time everybody knew, but hoped for a miracle. No miracle materialised, however.

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Forty-Two years ago today, history was made when Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, a Russian textile worker became the first woman in space.



Valentina Tereshkova was born to a peasant family in Maslennikovo, a small village in the Yaroslavl Oblast, in a region of the former USSR in March 6, 1937.
Valentina's mother worked in a textile plant; her father was a tractor driver.
Soon after starting work in a tire factory, and studied engineering, at the age of 18, Valentina joined an amateur parachuting club.
Later, at the age of 24, she applied to become a cosmonaut. Just earlier that year, 1961, the Soviet space program began to consider sending women into space.

The Soviets were looking for another "first" at which to beat the United States.

Overseen by the first person in space, Yuri Gagarin, the selection process began mid-1961. Since there weren't many female pilots, women parachutists made an excellent field to choose from. Valentina Tereshkova, three other women parachutists, and a female pilot were selected to train as cosmonauts in 1962.

The entire program was shrouded in secrecy due to the `cold war` mentality of the time.
When she left for training, Tereshkova reportedly told her mother she was going to a training camp for an elite skydiving team. It wasn't until the flight was announced on the radio that her mother learned the truth. The identities of the other women in the cosmonaut program were not revealed until the late 1980s. Valentina Tereshkova was the only one of the group to go into space.

The historic first flight of a female cosmonaut was slated to concur with the second dual flight (a mission on which two craft would be in orbit at the same time, and ground control would manoeuvre them to within 5 km of each other).

Scheduled for June of the following year, the flight left only about 15 months for training. Basic training for the women was very similar to that of the male cosmonauts. It included classroom study, parachute jumps, and time in an aerobatic jet. They were all commissioned as second lieutenants in the Soviet Air Force.
At that time, the air force had control over the cosmonaut program.

On June 16,1963 at 09:29:52 UTC , Valentina Tereshkova was launched into space aboard Vostok 6, from the Baikonur LC1 cosmodrome.

She became the first woman to travel in space.
Valentina Tereshkova made 48 orbits of Earth, spending almost three days in space (2 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes).

Her call sign on the flight was Seagull (Russian: Ча́йка).
Even though there were plans for further female flights it took 19 years until the second woman, Svetlana Savitskaya flew into space.

Valentina Tereshkova never made a second trip into space. She became an important member of the Communist Party and a representative of the Soviet government.

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