Valentina Tereshkova was born on March 6, 1937 and in 1963 was the first woman to fly in space aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft.

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The USSR Pilot-Cosmonauts Heroes of the Soviet Union Yury Gagarin (left) and Valentina Tereshkova (right).

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Wedding ceremony of Pilots-Cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (left) and Andriyan Nikolayev (right).

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The USSR Pilot-Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova with daughter Alyonka.

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The USSR Pilot-Cosmonaut Valetina Tereshkova (right) with mother Yelena (left) in Yaroslavl.