Monday, June 16, 2008
On June 16, 1963 Восток launched into space. It carried the first woman ever flying into space. Чайка (Seagull) as her fly sign, Valentina Tereshkova (born March 6, 1937) had no problems whatsoever guiding the spaceship... A talented parachutist, she was selected among 4 other women to be the first.
She orbited the Earth 48 times and spent three days in space. Currently she is retired, enjoying a prestigious rank of Major General of the Russian Air Forces.
Those who have been reading my blog posts below know why the sign of Seagull is particularly dear to my heart...