#PROFILE| MEET VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, THE FIRST WOMAN TO FLY TO SPACE

#PROFILE| MEET VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, THE FIRST WOMAN TO FLY TO SPACE

Before her recruitment as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur skydiver. After the dissolution of the first group of female cosmonauts in 1969, she became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, holding various political offices.

Even though there were plans for further flights by women, it took 19 years until the second woman, Svetlana Savitskaya, flew into space. None of the other four in Tereshkova’s early group flew, and, in October 1969, the pioneering female cosmonaut group was dissolved.

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