March 7, 2014
optimysticals:

spaceplasma:

Today is the birthday of the first woman in space! Happy birthday to cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova!

Happy Birthday Valentina!

optimysticals:

spaceplasma:

Today is the birthday of the first woman in space! Happy birthday to cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova!

Happy Birthday Valentina!

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November 23, 2013
science-and-things:

"June 16, 1963"

science-and-things:

"June 16, 1963"

(Source: enigmaland, via womeninspace)

October 30, 2013
scanzen:

A beautiful colour(ed) photo of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. In: Flieger-Jahrbuch, 1965. Eine Internationale Umschau Der Luft- Und Raumfahrt. Herausgegeben Von Heinz A. f. Schmidt. Transpress Veb verlag Für Verkehrswesen Berlin, 1964.

scanzen:

A beautiful colour(ed) photo of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. In: Flieger-Jahrbuch, 1965. Eine Internationale Umschau Der Luft- Und Raumfahrt. Herausgegeben Von Heinz A. f. Schmidt. Transpress Veb verlag Für Verkehrswesen Berlin, 1964.

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March 6, 2013

fyeahcosmonauts:

Valentina Tereshkova turns another year older today. She became the first woman in space on 16 June 1963 aboard Vostok 6. Her call sign was чайка(chaika), seagull.

(Source)

August 2, 2012

fyeaheasterneurope:

Top:

Valentina Tereshkova orbited the Earth 48 times during her three day spaceflight in Vostok 6 in 1963. First woman in space!

Bottom: 

Svetlana Savitskaya became the second woman in space when she flew the Soyuz T-7 to the Salyut 7 space station in 1984. First woman to perform a spacewalk!

Soviet women astronauts, by comic book artist Philip Bond. (Click the link for portraits of women astronauts from the US as well.)

LOVE THIS!!

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June 16, 2012

fuckyeahfemaleastronauts:

Today, June 16, The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft had a successful lift off, bringing the first Chinese female astronaut into space. Liu Yang became the 56th woman in space exactly 49 years after the first women, Valentina Tereshkova was launched in the Vostok-6.

My congratulations to China and a big Hurray for 49 years of women in space. 

(Source: womeninspace, via ragnell)

June 4, 2012
oneyardatatime:

Portrait of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, by Philip Bond

oneyardatatime:

Portrait of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, by Philip Bond

March 24, 2012
enigmaland:

Before launch of Soyuz-9, 1970.

enigmaland:

Before launch of Soyuz-9, 1970.

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December 14, 2011

(Source: enigmaland, via fyeahcosmonauts)