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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 […]