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Valentina’s Day

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June 16 is Valentina’s Day, aka Valentina Tereshkova’s Day. Hashtag: #ValentinasDay

On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, a 26-year-old cosmonaut from Russia became the first woman in space.

Wikipedia: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, born March 6, 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. She is the first and youngest woman to have flown in space with a solo mission on the Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963. She orbited the Earth 48 times, spent almost three days in space, and remains the only woman to have been on a solo space mission.

June 17 Webinar
10am Pacific, 7pm CEST
V/S Day or Valentina/Sally Day emphasises the accomplishments of women in space exploration, and tries to empower the next generation. Join this free online event by #Space4Women

Recommended Listening
Maiden Voyage: The First Woman in Space

Elsewhere on the Web
Almost 90% of astronauts have been men. But the future of space may be female – Alice Gorman
Who was the 1st woman in space?- EarthSky
Sun Poem – Dr SpaceJunk
Rocket Women
Vostok 6 – Bandcamp

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