Friday, June 16, 2006

Space Girl

She went where only one man had ever been before and he was Russian too! Valentina Tereshkova became the first women to go into space on June 16th in1963 (today). She blasted off in a Vostok 6 spacecraft and made 48 orbit of Earth, spending three days in space.

Valentina was trained in parachute jumping and this was the main reason she was chosen form among more than 400 applicants for the mission. After her return form space, she married another cosmonaut. Andrian Nikolayev. Their daughter Elena interested scientists as the first child born to parents who were both space travelers. It was only 19 year later in 1982 that a second woman was sent into space. She was another Russian. Svetiana Savytskaya.


Syam said...

Nice info Jeevan, Hindu la vara mathiri this day that age ah :-)

Ghost Particle said...

superb piece of info. Nice to know you write about women who strive for the best. Hope you can post this in the 2050 blog.


Vinesh said...

Hello buddy Jeevan, how are you doin? Been a long time ;-)

Nice article here!

smiley said...

good info jeevan.
unfortunate we lost kalpana chawla but hopefully we will have more indians venturing into space

Jeevan said...

Syam – Thanks man, appadium vachukkalam:)

GP – Thanks bro, sorry my computer was in trouble, will try to post, but its too late.

Vinesh – Hi Dear, I am doing fine, Happy to see u after a long time:) How are u?

Smiley – Thanks Friend, hope to see many kalpana soon form India to become India Proud.

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