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Valentina Tereshkova... 1st Woman in space...



Item # 617634

June 19, 1963

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, June 19, 1963

* Valentina Tereshkova - 1st woman in space
* Vostok 6 - Russian spaceship


The front page has a two column heading: "Russ Space Duo Return to Earth" (see) Coverage on the Soviet Union putting the 1st ever woman into space.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few small binding holes along spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 March 1937) is the first woman in space, now a retired Soviet cosmonaut. Out of more than four hundred applicants and then out of five finalists, she was selected to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963 and become the first woman to fly in space. On this mission, lasting almost three days in space, she performed various tests on herself to collect data on the female body's reaction to spaceflight.

Before being recruited as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur parachutist. After the female cosmonaut group was dissolved in 1969, she became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, holding various political offices. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, she retired from politics but remains revered as a hero in Russia.

Category: The 20th Century

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