Home > Valentina Tereshkova... 1st woman in space...
Click image to enlarge 561505
Show image list »

Valentina Tereshkova... 1st woman in space...

Item # 561505

Currently Unavailable. Contact us if you would like to be placed on a want list or to be notified if a similar item is available.

June 17, 1963

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 17, 1963

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

This 22 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "SOVIET ORBITS FIRST COSMONETTE" with subheads that include: "26-Year-Old Woman Believed Destined for Rendezvous in Space" and more with 2 related photos of the famous woman. This tells of the Soviet Union rocketing the 1st ever woman into space.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout.

Several tiny binding holes along the left spine, otherwise in 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