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    Valentina Tereshkova orbited the Earth 48 times during her three day spaceflight in Vostok 6 in 1963. First woman in space!

    Alan Defibaugh, Mike.EL, mondoagogo, and 204 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. blip . 64 months ago | reply

      Right on!

    2. ernest.borg9 62 months ago | reply

      Nice one, P-Bond. Lovely.

    3. Saulo Cruz 57 months ago | reply

      communist girl ! i love!

    4. Lapsus 50 months ago | reply

      They are all great, but this one is the best.

    5. Tim 12s 50 months ago | reply

      My life is made up of bizarre coincidence. I have met both Ms. Tereshkova and Philip Bond. Although not at the same time.

    6. traveller-28 50 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ladies of Sci-Fi, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      These are utterly fantastic, top work fella!!! :D

    7. tobybear 35 months ago | reply

      Uh-oh... I'm getting a 'cartoon crush'

    8. grantimatter 27 months ago | reply

      She seemed so sad, too. I once wrote a song about her, which had a theremin in it: guildofscientifictroubadours.com/choons/valentina%20teres...

      For one thing, she didn't have any controls in her capsule, like Laika. For another, once she became a celebrity, the Party kind of took over her life. You spend three days in space at age 26 and Khrushchev organizes your wedding.... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Tereshkova

      They called her "Gagarin in a skirt": www.astronautix.com/astros/terhkova.htm

      I think she was happier after the 1980s. Brezhnev gave her permission for a divorce, and she was able to do actual meaningful stuff with space research.

      I love that in this portrait, her eyes are averted. She was always a patriot, but her life (at least the part around her mission into space & after) seemed wistful.

    9. philipjbond 27 months ago | reply

      thanks Grant for the bonus Tereshkova related info!

    10. sketchboy01 26 months ago | reply

      This image has been on as my desktop wallpaper for....nearly a year! A great series in all~

    11. awordsmith 15 months ago | reply

      Musician/composer Kurt Swinghammer put out a whole CD dedicated to her: it's called "Vostok 6." Go find it. You won't regret it.

    12. Matthew-1 15 months ago | reply

      Great image.
      there is something on youtube:

    13. Nomadic Lady Chris 15 months ago | reply

      LOVE. I want this as a screen-printed poster. Great work! <3

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