Valentina Tereshkova - updates

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Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:01 PM

(UPDATED) Alexei Leonov is laid to rest at a military cemetery in Mytishchi in a ceremony that includes a gun salute and a service by a Russian Orthodox priest

FAREWELL. Russian servicemen carry the coffin of late Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during a funeral ceremony at a military cemetery in Mytishchi, outside Moscow, on October 15, 2019. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

All-female Russian crew starts Moon mission test

Oct 28, 2015 - 11:15 PM

The test period simulates a flight to the Moon and back with the women carrying out 10 experiments covering psychology and human biology

Russia fetes 50th anniversary of first woman in space

Jun 16, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Valentina Tereshkova now a lawmaker for Russia s ruling party blasted off in a Vostok 6 spaceship two years after Yuri Gagarin s historic first manned flight in 1961

WOMAN IN SPACE. Russia's Valentina Tereshkova during a training session aboard a Vostok spacecraft simulator on January 17, 1964. Photo from AFP/RIA Novosti