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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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First woman astronaut in space, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova.

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How Valentina Tereshkova's 1963 Vostok-6 Flight Worked (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

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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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Valentina Tereshkova, the First Woman in Space, Inside her Vostok 6 Spacecraft, June 16th 1963. ☚

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from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Celebrating 50 Years Of Women In Space

In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman 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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from My Modern Met

Artist Celebrates Women in Science with Whimsical Drawings

Illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky's whimsical drawings pay tribute to women in science.

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