Valentina Tereshkova: First woman in space. In former textile worker Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel to space. The Russian was the fifth cosmonaut to go into the Earth's orbit.
Women in Science - Valentina Tereshkova by Rachel Ignotofsky
A Soviet poster declares (in Czech): ‘Long live the world’s first female cosmonaut!’ It celebrates Valentina Tereshkova who orbited the Earth in Vostok 6 in June 1963