Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Valentina Tereshkova

I was asked in a triva game "Who was the 1st lady in space"? I answered, I do not know her name but she was Russian. The game answered it was Sally Ride. I suppose Sally is much easier to remember than Valentina.  Here is the correct answer. ...... Jack

Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly to space when she launched on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space. In 1963, she spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times in her space capsule, Vostok 6.