Quote by: Valentina Tereshkova

Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward.

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Author Bio

  • NameValentina Tereshkova
  • Descriptionfirst woman to have flown in space
  • AliasesValentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
  • BornMarch 6, 1937
  • CountryRussia; Soviet Union
  • ProfessionAstronaut; Politician
  • AwardsPilot-Cosmonaut Of The USSR; Hero Of The Soviet Union; Order Of Karl Marx; Order Of The October Revolution; Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour; Order Of Friendship Of Peoples; Order Of Bernardo O'Higgins; Order Of The Sun; Honorary Degree; Order Of Alexander Nevsky (Russia); Order Of Lenin; Order Of Lenin; Order Of Honour; Order Of Friendship; Order Of Georgi Dimitrov; Order Of The Cross Of Grunwald; Order Of Klement Gottwald; Order Of Sukhbaatar; Order For Services To The Fatherland 2nd Degree; Order For Services To The Fatherland 3rd Degree