Valentina Tereshkova is an astronaut, the first woman to have been in space.
Born March 6, 1937 in a small village of the Yaroslavl region. Education in the biography of Valentina Tereshkova was started in 1945 in the Yaroslavl school. After seven years of school began to work in the factory, and in parallel with that she studied at the evening school. The next educational step in the biography of Tereshkova was the technical school of light industry. Simultaneously with the training, Valentina worked at a textile factory.
In 1962, she became one of the contenders for the candidacy of the first woman to go into space. Passed a lot of training – parachute, weightlessness, on the stability to flight. June 16, 1963 in her biography Valentina Tereshkova made a space flight on the ship “Vostok-6”. After the flight she graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Academy.
Since 1966, he has been active in government activities. She was People’s Deputy of the USSR, chairman of many Presidiums. Since 1963 he is a deserved master of parachuting. The chronology of military ranks in the biography of Tereshkova Valentina is as follows: Lieutenant, captain – 1963, major – 1965, Lieutenant-Colonel – 1967, Colonel – 1970, Major-General – 1995. She resigned in 1997. She has many awards, medals and orders.
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