The first woman in space” is an
interesting story. It is from Patrick Pringle’s famous book: of the modern
world”. It removes the popular misconception that women are weak.
Valentina’s achievements show the strong determination and will to fight
against the odds of life pave the way to success. Sex has to do little in the
race of life and struggle for success. The story inspires other women to step
into the world of action and overcome their make belief inferiority complex.
Velentina Tereshkova was the first female cosmonaut. She belonged
to Soviet Union. She was a young lady gifted with supreme powers of physical and
mental endurance. She had a perfect body and extraordinary spirit for adventure.
She was interested in flying.
She joined a flying club and soon become a first class parachutist” Perfect
Health exceptional strength and stamina high intelligence, outstanding
judgments, and quickness of reaction, coolness, courage, tremendous
determination and an iron will”. She had to undergo a very tough training. She
had to sit in the “wheel”. It was a kind of machine, which was spun round
and round at a terrific speed. Then there were the treadmill, overhead swings
and the noise Chamber.
She had to pass many mental tests. Many of her
class-fellow dropped off one by one. The training was so hard that only a few
could complete it. Valentina was one of the few. She completes her training
One June 16, 1963, Valentina went on her first space
travel in Vostok-6. She kept in contact with both the earth and her space
brother traveling in Vostok-5. She remained in space for about 72 hours, making
49 orbits round the earth. She was made the Hero of U.S.S.R. as she had done
excellently well in space. She was the first woman of the world who had gone in