Tereshkova after Vostok 6 landing, 1963

Tereshkova after Vostok 6 landing, 1963

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Caption: Tereshkova after Vostok 6 landing. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (left, born 1937), soon after her landing from the Vostok 6 spacecraft, one of the first manned missions into space. During this solo mission, from 16-19 June 1963, Tereshkova became the first woman in space. She orbited the Earth 48 times, suffering nausea for much of the flight. The landing, by parachute after ejecting from the descending spacecraft, took place in the Altai region of southern Russia. Photographed on 19 June 1963.

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