Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1937-03-06

Status Retired

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 6 March 1937) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force and thus she also became the first civilian to fly in space.

Valentina Tereshkova's Launches

Vostok-K | Vostok 6

Soviet Space Program
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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