Women in Space: A Gallery of Firsts

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First Woman in Space

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The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, blazed a trail for the many female spaceflyers who would follow. Tereshkova, a Soviet cosmonaut, was selected…Read More »

from more than 400 applicants to launch on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963.   Less «
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