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June 16, 1963: First woman in space.

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Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space this day. She was launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours. Two days before, the manned Soviet spacecraft Vostok 5 had been sent into space. The vehicles, which at times traveled within only 4.8 km (3 miles) of each other, both landed safely on June ...