MAJOR GENERAL VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 303588
Sale Price $252.00
The first woman in space signs this holiday card
Holiday Card signed: "Tereshkova", 4x8 card folded, 8x8 unfolded. Holiday card with a picture of the Kremlin and a printed message in Cyrillic characters. 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 June 14th. 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. The couple's daughter Elena was the first child born to two space travelers. Tereshkova later served in the Supreme Soviet and made many goodwill visits abroad. Fine condition.
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