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Valentina Tereshkova / Monument in Cheboksary / Photo, c.1995
Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna,
retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician.
Memorial to Valentina Tereshkova (married: Nikolayevna) in...
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Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova ,
born 6 March 1937, retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.