Valentina Tereshkova (1/12)

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A former textile worker, the then 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova from the Soviet Union, became the first woman in space. Her journey into space was seen to be a clear signal in the development of equal rights for women. She stated, “On Earth, men and women are taking the same risks… Why shouldn’t we be taking the same risks in space?”

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