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Valentina Tereshkova Facts for Kids

  • Name: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
  • Born: March 6th, 1937
  • Died: Alive Today
  • Education: Aeronautical engineering
  • Space Agency: Soviet space program
  • Missions: Vostok 6

14 Valentina Tereshkova Facts for Kids

  1. Valentina Tereshkova was a cosmonaut for the Soviet space program.
  2. Valentina Tereshkova was born on Saturday, March 6th, 1937 in Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Tutayevsky District, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
  3. Valentina Tereshkova is the daughter of Vladimir Tereshkov and Elena Fyodorovna Tereshkova.
  4. Valentina Tereshkova graduated from the Light Industry Technical School in 1960.
  5. Valentina Tereshkova was married twice.
  6. Valentina Tereshkova was to Andriyan Nikolayev between 1963 and 1982, and then married Yuli Shaposhnikov, they remained together until his death in 1999.
  7. Valentina Tereshkova is best known for being the first woman to travel into outer space.
  8. Valentina Tereshkova is also the youngest women to ever travel into out space.
  9. Valentina Tereshkova is also the only woman to complete a solo mission into outer space.
  10. Valentina Tereshkova orbited the planet Earth 48 times during the Vostok 6 mission.
  11. Valentina Tereshkova spent a total of 2 days, 22 hours and 50 minutes in space.
  12. As of 2011, Valentina Tereshkova is the Deputy of the State Duma from Yaroslavl Oblast.
  13. In her life, Valentina Tereshkova has been a pilot, cosmonaut and a politician.
  14. When Valentina Tereshkova retired from the Russian Air Force in 1997, she held the rank of Major General.

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