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Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova And Her Daughter Alyona in Moscow / Photo, 1965
Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna,
retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician.
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and her daughter Alyona in Moscow,...
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June 2018: 55 years since Valentina Tereshkovabecame the first woman in space
On 16 June 1963 Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space when she launched on the Vostok 6 mission.
Other famous female astronauts are Svetlana Savitskaya, American pilots Shannon Lucid and Anna Lee Fisher, French flight engineer Claudie Haigneré and South Korean Yi So-yeon.