Top 18 Most Famous Valentina Tereshkova Quotes – First Woman to Have Flown in Space
“The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.”Valentina Tereshkova
“We didn’t have rest days or weekends because we had to get ready as fast as possible, so we could beat the Americans, who were also racing to send a woman into space.”Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova Short Biography
Born on 6 March 1937, in Maslennikovo, Russia, U.S.S.R, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova a Soviet cosmonaut, was the first woman to travel to space on 16 June 1963.
Although unlike most cosmonauts who had prior experience as pilots, Tereshkova was an experienced amateur parachute jumper. This had worked in her favor for at this time cosmonauts would parachute from their capsules instead of landing their vessels.
In 1962 Valentina Tereshkova had received 18 months of training alongside four other women. Of the five women who had trained, only Tereshkova flew to space.
She was a member of the Supreme Soviet and was an appointed representative to several international women’s organizations and events.
Valentina Tereshkova is still being celebrated to this day, for her contributions to science and her fierce resolve to be the first woman in space.
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