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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova Born on March 6, 1937 Maslennikovo, a village near the Volga River, 170 miles northeast of Moscow.
Valentina left school when she was 16 and worked at a textile factory, but continued her education through correspondence courses
Tereshkova joined the factory's Young Communist League (Komsomol) and soon advanced to the Communist Party.
Yuri Gagarin First man to space
Tereshkova was chosen to pilot Vostok 6
Soviet and European TV viewers never realised that the flight almost turned into tragedy, a fact that was classified for about 40 years.
Soviet and European TV viewers never realised that the flight almost turned into tragedy, a fact that was classified for about 40 years. They just saw her smiling face and her logbook floating in front of her
Tereshkova Among the heroes of soviet nation