Valentina Tereshkova

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Valentina Tereshkova was a cosmonaut.

She was the first woman in space.

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

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Valentina Tereshkova was born on 6 March 1937.

That was in Tutayev, Soviet Union.

As a teenager, she worked in a factory.

There she worked for 7 years.

Besides working, she went to school.

In the year 1960, she got a technician·diploma.

She went also to a local Aero·club.

She became interested in parachuting.

She made her first skydiving jump on 21 May 1959.

She was an admirer of Yuri Gagarin.

She applied for the school for cosmonauts.

In 1962, they took her out of 400 people.

On 16 June 1963, the rocket Vostok 6 was launched.

Valentina Tereshkova was also in the rocket.

They flew for 3 days with the rocket.

They were orbiting the earth 48 times.

This means:

They flew around the earth 48 times.

She was the first woman in space.

Today, she is a member of the Duma.

The Duma is the Russian parliament.

In June 2013 she said,

she would like to go to Mars.

Even if there is no return·flight.

And if she must stay there.

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