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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retired Russian cosmonaut and politician, first woman to have flown in space.

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from Stylist Magazine

Revolutionary pioneers

First woman in space. In 1963, former textile worker Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel to space. The 26-year-old Russian was the fifth cosmonaut to go into the Earth's orbit.

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from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Celebrating 50 Years Of Women In Space

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Soviet Union Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova photographed together in 1965. Gagarin, the first man in space, had accomplished his feat in 1961, while Tereshkova, the first woman to do so, would follow in 1963. In 1968 Gagarin would be killed during Soviet flight training.

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Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space (((when I was little, I wanted to be the first woman in space :) ..)))

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Glory to the first female cosmonaut, reads the top poster. June 16 marks the 50th anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova trip to space, the first woman to make the leap beyond Earth.

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