Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

The First Woman in Space

Book - 2003
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Not long after launching Yuri Gagarin on his historic journey, the Soviets achieved another first by sending a woman into space. Valentina Tereshkova was not a pilot, but a factory worker who parachuted as a hobby. Her letter applying for cosmonaut training was plucked from thousands of others, and led to her becoming one of the most decorated women in the Soviet Union. The book includes never-before-published photos of Tereshkova and other cosmonauts!
Publisher: New York : PowerKids Press, 2003.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823962464
0823962466
Branch Call Number: j B TERESHKO
Characteristics: 24 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.

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