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Discussion :: Famous Personalities - Section 1 (Q.No.31)


The first woman in space was

[A]. Valentina Tereshkova
[B]. Sally Ride
[C]. Naidia Comenci
[D]. Tamara Press

Answer: Option A


Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.

Pandian said: (Oct 24, 2010)  
She went to space in Russian Vostak satillite in 1961.

Karthick said: (Feb 23, 2011)  
Is she Russian?

Tanisha Sharma said: (Aug 19, 2011)  
Obviously she is Russian.

Vaibhav said: (Jan 22, 2012)  
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova born March 6,1937 is a retired Soviet cosmonaut, and was the first woman in space. She was selected out of more than four hundred applicants, and then out of five finalists, to pilot Vostok 6 on the 16 June, 1963, becoming both the first woman and the first civilian to fly in space,as she was only honorarily inducted into the USSR's Air Force as a condition on joining the Cosmonaut Corps. During her three-day mission, she performed various tests on herself to collect data on the female body's reaction to spaceflight.

Shadman said: (Jul 15, 2013)  
Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to fly on space. She piloted Vostok 16. On 16th June, 1963, the Russian became the first woman in space. She made 48 orbits of Earth in 71 hours. Currently this retired astronaut wishes to visit Mars!

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