51st anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova’s spaceflight

Fifty one years ago today, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. As a Russian cosmonaut, she flew solo aboard Vostok 6. After spending three days in orbit, she then parachuted to ground after ejecting at 20,000 feet during re-entry. Upon her safe return,  Ms. Tereshkova was awarded the … Continue reading