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The First Woman in Space: Valentina Tereshkova

Ιn 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space aboard Vostok 6. The first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova was born on March 6, 1937, in Bolshoye Maslennikovo, a village in western Russia. As a young woman, she worked in a textile mill and parachuted as a hobby. She was chosen to be trained as a cosmonaut in the USSR’s space program. On Jun 13, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:11:10+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Yuri Gagarin First Man in Space 1961

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin First Man in Space was born on 9 March 1934 in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk (now in Smolensk Oblast, Russia). His parents, Alexei Ivanovich Gagarin and Anna Timofeyevna Gagarina, worked on a collective farm. Yuri was the third of four children, and his elder sister helped raise him while his parents worked. After starting an apprenticeship in a metalworks as a foundryman, Gagarin was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:08:09+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

First Dog in Space: Laika a One Way journey on 3 November 1957

When, on 4 October 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1 as the world's first artificial satellite, the western world took notice. It was a 22-inch diameter sphere, weighing 190.5 pounds, that circled the Earth once aver 1 hour 35 mins. The satellite had an elliptical orbit with an apogee of 947 km, and a perigee of 228 km. It carried two transmitters, broadcasting telegraphic impulses on frequencies [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:56:56+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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