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Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (born 1937) on her way to the Vostok rocket before lift-off. Tereshkova was the first woman in space, making her only flight on the Vostok 6 mission of 16-19 June 1963. Photographed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 16th June 1963.
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