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First Woman in Space


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In June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space and one of the first people to successfully fly a spacecraft manually (for a short period), before this all manouvers had been controlled from the ground.

Image courtesy Rosaviakosmos

14th Jun 2005 by Diane Earl


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