tereshkova-01
June 13, 2018

In June 2018, it will be the 55 years anniversary of the flight of the world’s first female cosmonaut.

It was performed on June 16, 1963, and this achievement belongs to Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Hero of the Soviet Union, candidate of technical sciences, professor of the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Major-General of Aviation.

Her space flight Valentina Tereshkova performed on the spacecraft “Vostok-6”, it lasted almost three days.

The start was made on Baikonur cosmodrome at 12 hours 29 minutes 51 seconds, but not from the “Gagarin” site, but from the backup.

The duration of the flight was 2 days 22 hours 50 minutes, range – 1 million 971 thousand km.

The world’s first female cosmonaut (call name – “Chayka”) performed 48 turns around the Earth.

At the same time, the “Vostok-5” spaceship, manned by the cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, was on orbit.

During the flight, Valentina Tereshkova led a logbook and took photographs of the horizon, which were later used to detect aerosol layers in the atmosphere.

The descent vehicle of the “Vostok-6″ spacecraft landed safely in the Bayevsky district of the Altai Territory.

Now Valentina Tereshkova is 81 years old, she holds the post of a member of the Russian Parliament (State Duma), as well as the deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on the federal structure and issues of local self-government.

From RussianSpaceNews.com we wish all the best for the first woman in space!!!

More from this category:
Dnepr1
November 1, 2013

The next launch of Russian-Ukrainian carrier rocket “Dnepr”, based on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-20 (classified by NATO as the SS-18 Satan), will take place…

full story
landing2
September 11, 2013

On September 10, 2013, 23.35 UTC (September 11, 2013, 03.35 Moscow time) Soyuz TMA-08M with Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin and Christopher Cassidy onboard undocked from…

full story
zYH9kSjsLd4 (1)
December 12, 2018

Russia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China. The New York Times By Andrew E. Kramer Dec. 11, 2018 Russia’s…

full story
Zapusk-Intelsat-DLA2-e1465466585833
July 9, 2019

Today, on July 9, 2019, the “Proton-M” launch vehicle with the Russian “Spectrum-RG” observatory was delivered to the launch complex of the site № 81…

full story
parting-ceremony
September 13, 2013

Today GCTC saw formal parting ceremony of ISS 37/38 main( Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins) and back-up (Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev, Stephen Swanson) who…

full story
Proton_express
March 17, 2014

Proton M booster with Briz-M upper stage and two communication satellites of Express-AT series was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport. Briz-M upper stage that was…

full story
moon-program
October 16, 2013

European Space Agency (ESA) may take part in Russian Moon program, – RAS Space Research Institute space gamma spectroscopy laboratory head Igor Mitrofanov reported. According…

full story
Progress
April 17, 2013

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-19M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program. Progress M-19M cargo vehicle…

full story