Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retaired soviet cosmonaut engeneer.She was born in 6 March in 1937,she was Russian.
She left school when she was young and worked in a factory of tyre for year and half.She started studing engineering.She also practised Skydiving.
On 16 February 1962,Valentina was selected to participate in the female cosmonat corps among more than four hundred candidate.Only five women were selected were selected.The quelifications required were that they should be parachutists under 30 years of age ,under 170 cm tall and under 70 kg in weight.
On 16th June 1963, at the age of 26 , she was on board of the spaceship Vostok VI took off from the base of baikonun.
That way she became the first women who flew in space. Since that moment people began calling her "Chaika".
Tereshkova`s trip was not pleasent at all.Since she entered into space, she was despertered by a break in her spacesuit.
Valentina suffered strong dizziness and vomiting during her travel.In her return she suffered a facial bruise.
Tereshkova was a part of a study that answers the question of whether women offere the same physical and mental resistence tha men on space.
The heroine kept the mission as a secret beause Russia was in Cold War.
Valentina Tereshkova received a lot of medals and awards between then The Medal of Gold and heroine of Soviet Union.