Valentina Tereshkova

1937 - Today

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, IPA: [vɐlʲɪnʲˈtʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə tʲɪrʲɪʂˈkovə] (listen); born 6 March 1937) is an engineer, member of the Russian 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 3,011,240 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Valentina Tereshkova is the 4th most popular astronaut, the 41st most popular biography from Russia (down from 27th 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 7Before her are Saddam Hussein, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Harald V of Norway, and Dustin Hoffman. After her are Ridley Scott, Jane Fonda, Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Vanessa Redgrave, and Queen Paola of Belgium.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valentina Tereshkova ranks 41 out of 2,688Before her are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Paul I of Russia (1754), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Georgy Zhukov (1896), and Yuri Andropov (1914). After her are Alexander II of Russia (1818), David Hilbert (1862), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Boris Pasternak (1890).

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), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valeri Kubasov (1935), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Pavel Belyayev (1925).