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Valentina Tereshkova

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Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives. I achieved my childhood dream of the sky.

— Valentina Tereshkova

#any #anyone #childhood #childhood dream #dream

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space?

— Valentina Tereshkova

#railroad #russia #space #why #women

I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.

— Valentina Tereshkova

#century #convinced #development #i #i am

I felt fine after 24 hours and asked the state commission to prolong my stay in space to three days. And I carried out the entire schedule. Could I have done that if I had been half-dead?

— Valentina Tereshkova

#asked #been #carried #commission #could

Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.

— Valentina Tereshkova

#been #earth #fragile #how #once

Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward.

— Valentina Tereshkova

#constantly #exploration #forward #great #great responsibility

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen.

— Valentina Tereshkova

#back #being #desperately #despite #flying

To tell her that I joined the parachute club was too hard for me. I didn't want to trouble her; besides, I was not completely sure about the success of my new adventure.

— Valentina Tereshkova

#adventure #besides #club #completely #hard

About Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova Quotes

Did you know about Valentina Tereshkova?

Before being recruited as a cosmonaut Tereshkova was a textile factory assembly worker and an amateur parachutist. At the time of her selection Tereshkova was exactly ten years younger than the youngest Mercury Seven astronaut Gordon Cooper. Euphrosyne Grand Duchess of Moscow 2nd class (2008)
Honorary Citizenships
Kaluga Yaroslavl (Russia) Karaganda Baikonur (Leninsk Kazakhstan 1977) Gyumri (Leninakan Armenia 1965) Vitebsk (Belarus 1975) Montreux (Switzerland) Drancy (France) Montgomery (UK) Polizzi Generosa ( Italy) Darkhan (Mongolia 1965) Sofia Burgas Petrich Stara Zagora Pleven Varna (Bulgaria 1963) Bratislava (Slovakia 1963)
Various locations and monuments have been named after Valentina Tereshkova:
A lunar crater
A minor planet 1671 Chaika
Yalta embankment
Many streets in Vitebsk Volokolamsk Grodno Irkutsk Ishimbay Kemerovo Klin Korolyov Lipetsk Mytishchi Ardatov Novosibirsk (Akademgorodok) Novocheboksarsk Odessa Orenburg Yaroslavl Krasnoyarsk Penza Gudermes (Chechen Republic)
A district in Tver
School number 32 in Yaroslavl where Valentina Tereshkova studied
Museum of Tereshkova "Cosmos" near her native village
Monument in Bayevsky District of Altai Territory close to the landing place of the first female astronaut
"Greatest woman of 20th century"
Cosmonaut monument in Moscow
Monument planned at Tereshkova's birthplace in Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl Planetarium (7 April 2011)

See also
List of female astronauts.

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 March 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman to have flown in space having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. After the dissolution of the first group of female cosmonauts in 1969 Valentina Tereshkova became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union holding various political offices.

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