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Valentina Tereshkova: Pioneering the Skies of Soviet Russia In the vast expanse of space exploration, one name stands out among the stars - Valentina Tereshkova

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Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, in front of the Vostok 6 spacecraft in which she made 48 revolutions of the Earth on June 16-19, 1963

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Valentina Tereshkova
Portrait of Valentina Tereshkova (b.1937), Russian cosmonaut and the first woman in space. Tereshkova flew on Vostock 6, launched on 16 June 1963

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Vostok ejection seat. View of the type of ejection seat fitted to the Vostok spacecraft in 1961-63. The cosmonaut returning to Earth was instructed to eject from the Vostok capsule at an altitude of

Background imageValentina Collection: Krushchev, Tereshkova, Nikolayev, Gagarin

Krushchev, Tereshkova, Nikolayev, Gagarin
The politician and the cosmonauts: (left to right) Khrushchev, Valentina Tereshkova, Adrian Nikolayev & Yuri Gagarin in Red Square, Moscow

Background imageValentina Collection: Crewmembers of the first Soviet spaceflight

Crewmembers of the first Soviet spaceflight
The first Soviet cosmonauts (left to right): P. Popovich, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, Adrian Nikolayev, Valeri Bykovski, & G. Titov

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Soviet Cosmonaut
Russian cosmonaut VALENTINA TERESCHKOWA (born 1937) is the first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

Background imageValentina Collection: Valentina Visconti, Valentine de Milan, Duchess

Valentina Visconti, Valentine de Milan, Duchess of Orleans, 1371-1408. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a sculpture on her tomb in the convent of the Celestines in Paris in Roger de

Background imageValentina Collection: Nikita Khrushchev with Tereshkova and Bykovsky

Nikita Khrushchev with Tereshkova and Bykovsky
The Russian Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev waving from an open-topped car between the cosmonaut heroes Valentina Tereshkova and Lieutenant Colonel Valery Bykovsky

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Tereshkova Valentina Russia Russian Soviet Ussr
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Background imageValentina Collection: Soviet Russian cosmonauts Tereshkova and Bykovsky

Soviet Russian cosmonauts Tereshkova and Bykovsky
The Soviet Russian cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (b 1937) and Lieutenant Colonel Valery Bykovsky (b 1934). They had each undertaken a space mission in June 1963, Bykovsky in the Vostok 5

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Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet Russian cosmonaut
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (b 1937), Soviet Russian cosmonaut, and the first woman in space, piloting Vostok 6 for three days in June 1963. Date: circa 1960s

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Scorpion vetch, Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca (Sea-green or day-smelling coronilla, Coronilla glauca). Handcolured copperplate engraving after a botanical illustration by Sydenham Edwards

Background imageValentina Collection: Mademoiselle D Angeri, as Valentina, in 'Les Huguenots'(engraving)

Mademoiselle D Angeri, as Valentina, in "Les Huguenots"(engraving)
1615928 Mademoiselle D Angeri, as Valentina, in " Les Huguenots" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mademoiselle D Angeri, as Valentina)

Background imageValentina Collection: Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), film actor, born in Italy

Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), film actor, born in Italy

Background imageValentina Collection: Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova

Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, the first man and first woman in space, photographed with their medals. Gagarin made the first manned spaceflight in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on April 12, 1961

Background imageValentina Collection: Valentina Visconti, 1368 A

Valentina Visconti, 1368 A

Background imageValentina Collection: Rudolph Valentino, 1895

Rudolph Valentino, 1895

Background imageValentina Collection: Valentina Visconti, Aka Valentine De Milan, 1371 - 1408. Italian Wife Of Louis De Valois Duke Of

Valentina Visconti, Aka Valentine De Milan, 1371 - 1408. Italian Wife Of Louis De Valois Duke Of Orleans. Engraved By W.J. Edwards After G Staal

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Valentina of Milan, 1802 (oil on canvas)
BAL2637628 Valentina of Milan, 1802 (oil on canvas) by Richard, Fleury Francois (1777-1852); 55.1x43.2 cm; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; (add.info.: Valentina Visconti (b. 1371 a d)

Background imageValentina Collection: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin with his wife, 1962

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin with his wife, 1962. Gagarin (1934-1968) married Valentina Goryacheva in 1957. He became the first man in space when he orbited the Earth aboard Vostok 1 on 12 April

Background imageValentina Collection: Stage design for the opera Uriel Acosta, by Valentina Serova, 1885

Stage design for the opera Uriel Acosta, by Valentina Serova, 1885. Artist: Vasilij Dmitrievic Polenov
Stage design for the opera Uriel Acosta, by Valentina Serova, 1885. The opera, Serovas first, premiered at Moscows Bolshoi Theatre in 1885

Background imageValentina Collection: Interior of a Confectioner, 1751-1777. Artist: Valentina Baratti

Interior of a Confectioner, 1751-1777. Artist: Valentina Baratti
Interior of a Confectioner, 1751-1777. A print from the Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers by Diderot & d Alembert, 1751-1777. Private Collection

Background imageValentina Collection: Characters of Chemistry, 1751-1777. Artist: Valentina Baratti

Characters of Chemistry, 1751-1777. Artist: Valentina Baratti
Characters of Chymie, 1751-1777. A print from the Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers by Diderot & d Alembert, 1751-1777. Private Collection

Background imageValentina Collection: VALENTINA TERESHKOVA (1937-). Soviet cosmonaut and first woman to visit outer space

VALENTINA TERESHKOVA (1937-). Soviet cosmonaut and first woman to visit outer space. Bicycling in a wooded area. Photograph, 1963

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International Working Womens Day - a day of inspection of socialist competition. Soviet propaganda poster of 1930 by Valentina Kulagina. Women spinning and marching

Background imageValentina Collection: (1937-). Soviet cosmonaut and first woman to visit outer space. Photograph, 1960s

(1937-). Soviet cosmonaut and first woman to visit outer space. Photograph, 1960s
VALENTINA TERESHKOVA (1937-). Soviet cosmonaut and first woman to visit outer space. Photograph, 1960s

Background imageValentina Collection: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova

Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova

Background imageValentina Collection: Astronauts Yuri Gagarin & Valentina Tereshkova

Astronauts Yuri Gagarin & Valentina Tereshkova
Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, the first man and first woman in space, photographed in 1963. Gagarin made the first manned spaceflight in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on April 12, 1961


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Valentina Tereshkova: Pioneering the Skies of Soviet Russia In the vast expanse of space exploration, one name stands out among the stars - Valentina Tereshkova. Born in 1937, this remarkable woman etched her name in history as the first woman to journey into outer space. Tereshkova's incredible journey began on June 16, 1963, when she boarded the Vostok spacecraft. As she strapped herself into the Vostok ejection seat, a sense of anticipation filled her heart. With Krushchev's support and alongside fellow cosmonauts Nikolayev and Gagarin, Tereshkova was about to embark on an unprecedented mission. As part of the crewmembers for the first Soviet spaceflight, Tereshkova paved a path for future generations of women in space exploration. Her bravery and determination shattered gender barriers that had long confined women within earthly boundaries. Underneath her helmet and behind those piercing eyes lay an unwavering spirit ready to conquer new frontiers. The Soviet Cosmonaut program recognized this indomitable drive within Valentina Tereshkova – a true pioneer who defied societal norms with every step she took towards reaching beyond our planet's atmosphere. A photograph captures a moment frozen in time; Nikita Khrushchev standing proudly beside Tereshkova and Bykovsky speaks volumes about their achievements. These two Soviet Russian cosmonauts united under a common goal - pushing humanity further into uncharted territories. The USSR celebrated its own hero as Valentina Tereshkova returned home from her historic voyage through orbit. She became an icon not only for Soviets but also for people worldwide who saw hope and inspiration reflected in her radiant smile. Valentina Tereshkova remains an emblematic figure even today – reminding us that dreams have no limitations when fueled by passion and perseverance.