Valentina Tereshkova: Seagull in Space (RT Documentary)


Published on Jun 16, 2013

Her father was a tractor driver, her mother a milkmaid. She was an ordinary Soviet girl. After she finished the 7th grade she went to work: first in a tire factory, then at a weaving mill. Soon she joined a parachute club in Yaroslavl. This was the start of her stellar career. Valentina Tereshkova became the first female cosmonaut in space!ttp://

First Lady of Space: Tereshkova’s flight TIMELINE



First Woman In Space Honored By Flying Female Astronaut | Video


Published on Jun 14, 2013

Current ISS crewmember Karen LuJean Nyberg recorded a special message to commemorate the 50th anniversary of cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova’s June 13th 1963 space flight.


Moon Bound: Russia eyes lunar mission 52 yrs after 1st man in space


Published on Apr 12, 2013

Russia’s celebrating Cosmonautics Day, marking the first manned flight into orbit, by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. And, 52 years later, the country still has a big space agenda – from building a spaceport from scratch to reviving the moon program. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports.