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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
1963 USSR postage stamp depicting Valentina Tereshkova
Nationality Russian
Born March 6, 1937 (1937-03-06) (age 83)
Yaroslavl Oblast, USSR
Other occupation Pilot
Rank Major General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space 2d 22h 50m
Selection Female Group
Missions Vostok 6
Mission insignia Vostok5-6patch.png

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва; born 6 March 1937), is a Soviet retired cosmonaut.

She was the first woman to fly in space, aboard Vostok 6 (one of Vostok rocket) on 16 June 1963. She and four others were chosen out of more than 400 other women to fly in space.

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