BBC called the first and youngest-ever woman to have flown on a solo mission in space the “Greta Garbo of Space.
It’s not really a surprise, given Valentina Tereshkova’s lovely “girl-next door looks” and admitted obsession with modeling herself after Jackie Kennedy.
But Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova earned her fame for neither of these reasons. It was her groundbreaking solo trip aboard the Russian spacecraft Vostok 6, which orbited Earth 48 times, over three days, in June 1963.
Since then, women have followed Valentina’s history-making steps. Her fearless exploration opened the door for more than 60 plus female astronauts from around the globe. In fact, the first astronauts (or cosmonauts in Valentina’s case) from South Korea, Britain and Iran were women.
WS Feature: Valentina Tereshkova
Join us this week as WS profiles Valentina and other daring woman making cosmic history. Tomorrow’s WS Art Card showcases Valentina Tereshkova’s image on a beautiful stain glass window in a planetarium in Russia, while Wednesday’s article dives deep – or should we say skyrockets – into Valentina’s life.
And, don’t miss this Friday’s video article about Mae Jemison, an engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. Her story models the best in our search to understand our place in the universe that we’ve decided to do a more in-depth, exclusive article about Mae in the upcoming August issue of WS Magazine.
Before we sign off and wish you another bold week ahead, HUGE thanks to all of you for loving our first WS Magazine, FEARLESS! The lifestyle sections – travel, Reel Talk movie reviews, women entrepreneurs like Kuel Life’s Jacqueline Perez, and product features – are just some of the perks.
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Rose & the WomanScape Team