Explorers discussed include Ermak Timofeev, Vasilii Danilovich Poiarkov, Erofei Pavlovich Khabarov, Semen Ivanovich Dezhnev, Aleksei Chirikhov, Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklukho-Maklai, Petr Petrovich Semenov-Tian-Shanskii, and Valentina Tereshkova
June 1963: Valentina Tereshkova
becomes the first woman in space in Vostok 6.
During her time as mayoress and chairman's wife Mrs Huish met a number of notable people including Princess Diana, the first women into space Valentina Tereshkova
and Nelson Mandela.
Wednesday, by coincidence, marked the 47th anniversary of the launch of the first spacewoman, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova
Although a well-written commentary, it is not consistent with the theme of the section, and it fails to mention Valentina Tereshkova
, the first woman to orbit the Earth.
Far from being state-controlled automatons, the early Soviet cosmonauts were a diverse and fascinating bunch, from the complicated yet publicity-friendly Gagarin to the brash Gherman Titov; the poetic Pavel Popovich; the strong, decisive Alexei Leonov; and the also-media-friendly-but-not-terribly-well-qualified first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova
1963: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova
becomes the first woman in space.
In 1963, on Khruschev's orders, he propelled the first woman into space, Valentina Tereshkova
, which enabled the Soviet Union to make propaganda mileage by claiming that under communism women were treated equally to men.
Some 40 women have traveled to space, including Valentina Tereshkova
, the first woman in space; and Sally Ride, the first U.
In June of 1963, Valentina Tereshkova
, a Soviet cosmonaut, became the first woman to fly in space when she orbited Earth 48 times in the spacecraft Vostok 6.
Another chapter, titled "A Seagull in Flight," focuses on female cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova
Moore remembers with affection aviation pioneer Orville Wright as well the first man and woman in space, Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova
Forty years ago Valentina Tereshkova
became the first woman astronaut--it would take NASA another 20 years, or until 1983, for Sally Ride to become the first American female astronaut.
In the audience at the launch was the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova
16 Mercury at inferior conjunction with sun and therefore unviewable; first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova