MAJOR GENERAL VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 171971
Sale Price $315.00
4¼x5¾ colorized photo postcard of the Russian cosmonaut
Printed Photograph signed in Ink: "Tereshkova" in Russian. Color, 4¼x5¾ overall, image 3¾x4¾ (one surface). Printed Russian postcard post depicting the first woman in space. 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. 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. Red ink signature passes through printed Russian caption beneath image. Fine condition.
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