Tereshkova entering centrifuge

Tereshkova entering centrifuge

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Caption: First woman in space during training. Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (b. 1937) seen during training. The centrifuge seen here is used to train cosmonauts in techniques to deal with the large acceleration forces ('g'-forces) experienced during launch and re-entry. Tereshkova was the first woman in space, making her only flight on he Vostok 6 mission of 16-19 June 1963. Photographed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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