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King of Sweden with Valentina Tereshkova. King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973, 2nd from right) greeting Valentina Tereshkova (born 1937, far right) with a state award. Tereshkova was the first woman in space, making her only flight on the Vostok 6 mission of 16-19 June 1963. Gustav VI reigned from 29th October 1950 to 15th September 1973. Photographed in Stockholm, Sweden, on 1st October 1966.
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