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  • Valentina Tereshkova: "I almost remained in orbit"

    06/18/2013 2:19:39 PM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 9 replies
    USSR LIFE ^ | June 17th, 2013 | USSR Life
    Our country and the world marked a great moment: 50 years since the flight of the first woman in space: June 16th, 1963, by Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. At the time of her space flight she was only 26. The first woman cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Tereshkova graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy with honors, and received a PhD in technical sciences. She was a professor and the author of over 50 scientific papers. She holds the rank of air force major general and was a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Valentina Tereshkova has...