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First Woman In Space

Posted on August 17, 2013 by team


The first spacecraft piloted by a woman, "Vostok-6" was launched in July 16th, 1963. That woman was a citizen of the Soviet Union - valentina Tereshkova. She flew into space alone. The call sign of Valentina for that flight was "Chaika" ("Gull"), the phrase she pronounced before the launch was "Hey! Sky, take your hat off!".


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The world first female cosmonaut was chosen from the number of parachutists. After the first successful flights of Yuri Gagarin and German Titov it was decided to send a woman into space. It was a political decision. The country had to first in this, too.

They started to search for candidates in the very end of 1961. they were required to be parachutists, under 30 years old, not taller than 170 cm, not heavier than 70 kg. Why parachutists? Because the cosmonaut of the "Vostok" had to catapult after breaking of the lander in the atmosphere and land with a parachute while the preparation time was rather short - half a year only.

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7 Responses to “First Woman In Space”

  1. john says:

    a brave lady.

  2. wnaas says:

    I dont know theres a kitchen in space….

    sorry, I had to do this…

  3. A.Oscar says:

    When any adventure like Valentina did in Space was and still is a proud facto which Russian citizens must feel it too. When the cause of any adventure: must be for the progress of human kind and give continuation to the human beings too. I think should be time now for the World Leaders to work for peace: and cure this planet differently way to do with environment special to stop once and for all combustion engines from crude supply combustive way of energy.

  4. James says:

    Cool, but couldn’t they have picked a looker?

  5. Jean says:

    RUSSIAN Woman Nobody of the western woman comes even close to them.

  6. Adolfo Camara says:

    We learned of her in primary school! She was in our textbook.

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