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

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June 20, 1963

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Michigan, June 20, 1963

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

This 48 page newspaper has a three column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Moscow Rejoices in 'Seagull's' Flight" with related photos. (see) Tells of the Soviet Union putting the 1st ever woman into space.

Other news of the day throughout. A few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

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