Monday, 17 June 2013

Today in HISTORY

Valentina Tereshkova, now a lawmaker for Russia's ruling party, blasted off in a Vostok-6 spaceship 50 years ago on Sunday, two years after Yuri Gagarin's historic first manned flight in 1961.
The 76-year-old remains the only woman to have ever made a solo flight in space. "The importance of this event is impossible to overestimate in the history of Russian and world space travel," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a congratulatory message to Tereshkova.

State television celebrated by running documentaries about Ms Tereshkova's life while the former cosmonaut herself spent the day commemorating a new space museum in her native region of Yaroslavl.

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