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Valentina Tereshkova

1937 - Today

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, IPA: [vəlʲɪnʲˈtʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə tʲɪrʲɪʂˈkovə] (listen); born 6 March 1937) is a Russian engineer, member of the State Duma, and former Soviet cosmonaut. She is known for being the first and youngest woman in space, having flown a solo mission on the Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentina Tereshkova has received more than 3,335,997 page views. Her biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Valentina Tereshkova is the 4th most popular astronaut, the 35th most popular biography from Russia (up from 41st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Astronaut.

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. She was a Soviet cosmonaut and a textile worker. She was selected to be part of the first all-female group of astronauts in 1963.

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Among astronauts, Valentina Tereshkova ranks 4 out of 524Before her are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins. After her are Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1937, Valentina Tereshkova ranks 5Before her are Saddam Hussein, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, and Harald V of Norway. After her are Jack Nicholson, Ridley Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Renzo Piano, and Bobby Charlton.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valentina Tereshkova ranks 35 out of 3,262Before her are Yuri Andropov (1914), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Maxim Gorky (1868), Lev Yashin (1929), Paul I of Russia (1754), and Georgy Zhukov (1896). After her are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Alexander II of Russia (1818), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Valentina Tereshkova ranks 2Before her are Yuri Gagarin (1934). After her are Vladimir Komarov (1927), Alexei Leonov (1934), Gherman Titov (1935), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Sergei Krikalev (1958), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Valeri Kubasov (1935).