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Amazing Encounters: Valentina Tereshkova

Published on September 27, 2015 By SpaceKate

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova – first woman in space, and only female to have done a solo spaceflight – was always going to be on my list of heroes. So as I walk into the large IMAX auditorium at the Science Museum and take a seat for a special Q&A session with her, I can barely […]

Valentina’s Day – celebrating the first woman in space

Published on June 16, 2013 By SpaceKate

Fifty years ago today the first woman was launched into space by the Soviet Union. Valentina Tereshkova orbited our planet 48 times before returning to Earth, completing the final stage of her historic journey by parachute. At just 26 years of age when she flew, Tereshkova was ten years younger than the youngest of the […]