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Article contradicts much of what has been published about the first female cosmonaut, especially the recent hagiography on RT.

Lots of interesting photographs of Valentina Tereshkova on the site.

A few years ago I was in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and visited the hotel to where Tereshkova was brought after her landing in the nearby steppe. The hotel, with a saucer-shaped restaurant on the roof, was renamed Chaika (Seagull) in her honor. Her Vostok-6 space capsule "complete with asbestos dropping on to the snow" is still at the hotel.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 2:19:40 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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Bumpishka. Good to see you.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 2:29:06 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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A heroic woman. Kudos to her.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 2:31:39 PM PDT by ketelone
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Laika did.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 2:39:05 PM PDT by x
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Of course, she wasn't the first woman in space....


5 posted on 06/18/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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6 posted on 06/18/2013 2:47:15 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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She was one of my heroes when I was a little girl.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 4:02:03 PM PDT by Catmom
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Tales from the Ash Heap of History.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 10:30:08 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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