Tag: Valentina Tereshkova

It was very difficult to control the descent. At a height of seven kilometres, I catapulted out of my capsule and parachuted down to Earth. I was very familiar with parachutes because I was a sky diver before.
— Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova

June 19, 1963 — Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova returned to Earth after spending nearly three days as the first woman in space. 

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