Biography Sketch: Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Ponomaryova: The first female space explorer!

Image via NASA

Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, was the first woman in space. She orbited Earth (solo) 48 times over 3 days in 1963.

Images via Wikimedia Commons

Learn More!

1. History.com

2. Astronaut Facts for Kids

3. Video from Business Insider


Valentina Ponomaryova's Biography Sketch: The first female space explorer!

 

6 thoughts on “Biography Sketch: Valentina Tereshkova

  1. Despite all they did wrong, the Soviet Union did do some things right. Good thing she noticed the climb or we might be singing “Ground Control to Comrade Tereshkova” Instead of “Major Tom”! Cool that she thought of the engineer that made the mistake.

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