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Valentina Tereshkova (Astronaut) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a member of the Russian State Duma, an engineer and a former astronaut. She was the first and youngest woman to fly into space on a mission alone aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963. She orbited Earth 48 times, spent nearly three days in space and remains The only woman ever alone. space missions. Before being selected to join the Soviet space program, Tereshkova was a textile factory worker and an amateur paratrooper. She joined the Air Force as part of the Astronaut Corps and was commissioned as an officer after completing her training. After the first group of female astronauts dissolved in 1969, Tereshkova remained on the space program as an astronaut instructor. She then graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Technical Academy and qualified for space flights, but never returned to space. She retired from the Air Force in 1997 after gaining the rank of Major General.
BornMarch 6, 1937, Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
OccupationPilot, cosmonaut, politician
Civilian awardsSee list

About Valentina Tereshkova

Astronaut Valentina Tereshkova was born on March 6, 1937 in Russia (She's 86 years old now).

She is the world's first female astronaut and a Russian astronaut. She was in orbit for just over three days. She was one of the Olympic flag bearers in 2014.

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Valentina Tereshkova before becoming famous

Valentina Tereshkova was born in the Zodiac sign Pisces (The Fish), and 1937 is also the year of Ox (牛) in the Chinese Zodiac.

When she was a young child, she grew interested in parachuting and trained in skydiving as a member of the local AeroClub.

Achievement of Valentina Tereshkova

She was picked from 400 applicants to be a part of a USSR Vostok 6 expedition.

Valentina Tereshkova's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

In 1963, she married fellow astronaut Andrian Nikolayev. Before divorcing in 1982, they had a daughter, Elena. Yuliy G. Shaposhnikov was her second husband.

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She was the first woman from her country to go to space, just like American Astronaut Sally Ride.

Valentina Tereshkova Income & Net worth

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Valentina Tereshkova Height and Weight

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Latest information about Valentina Tereshkova updated on March 27 2022.