started her space career at the flying club in
In June 1963, her spacecraft Vostok 6 was launched into earth orbit. The aim of that space experiment was to study human psycho-physical resources, ability to work in conditions of weightlessness, the influence of space-flight factors on the human organism, and the reaction of the female organism to space flight. In the tiny space capsule full of equipment, Tereshkova carried out a whole series of scientific, biological and medical experiments. Later on, she completed another experiment, that time on land. By marrying another cosmonaut, Adrian Nikolaev, and giving birth to a healthy child, she proved that staying in space for an extended period of time did not create any serious health problems or developmental/genetic disorders.
been to the Yaroslavl Museum of Cosmos where Valentina Tereshkova is
highlighted alongside the other eminent Russian cosmonauts and scientists,
including Yuri Gagarin, the
first human being in space, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the founder of
scientific astronautics. If you
have a chance to go to