MAJOR GENERAL VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 159322
Sale Price $450.00
The first woman in space pens her name on this black and white photo postcard (4x5¾)
Photograph signed: "V Tereshkova". B/w, 4x5¾. Valentina Tereshkova (b.1937) was the first woman in space. She was aboard the sixth Soviet mission,Vostok 6, June 16-19, 1963. Tereshkova passed within three miles of Vostok 5, launched on June 14th, two days before her mission. She orbited the Earth 48 times in her 70 hour and 50 minute flight. Not until 1982 did another woman (Svetlana Savitskaya) travel in space. Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev presided at Tereshkova's marriage to cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev. Their daughter Elena was the first child born to two space travelers. Tereshkova later served in the Supreme Soviet and made many goodwill visits abroad. Minor surface scratches, not visible head-on. Image is slightly grainy. Otherwise, fine condition.
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