MAJOR GENERAL VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 148390
She signs this commemorative envelope honoring the June 18-24, 1983 flight of the Challenger STS-7 with the first American woman aboard, Sally Ride
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VALENTINA TERESHKOVA She signs this commemorative envelope honoring the June 18-24, 1983 flight of the Challenger STS-7 with the first American woman aboard, Sally Ride Commemorative Envelope signed: "V. Tereshkova" in Russian, 6½x3½. Space Cover postmarked Houston, Texas, June 18, 1983. Cachet honors the June 18-24, 1983 flight of the Challenger STS-7 with the first American woman aboard, Sally Ride. Exactly 20 years earlier, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space aboard Vostok 6, June 16-19, 1963. With 1983 letter of transmittal from the Soviet Women's Committee. 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. America's first woman in space was Sally Ride, aboard the space shuttle in 1983. 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. Fine condition.
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