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First female in space remains heroic


First female in space remains heroic
June 16 will always be a bit of a special day for ladies: it was on this day in 1963 that, aboard the Vostok 6 spaceship, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. And not for a short spell either. She returned to earth after 48 orbits and 71 hours, which was more than all the U.S. astronauts combined at the time. On June 19 the Vostok 6 reentered the atmosphere, and Valentina successfully parachuted to earth after ejecting at 20,000 feet.

She was knigthed the Order of Lenin and received the Hero of the Soviet Union award, before marrying fellow cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev, reportedly under pressure from Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, who saw a propaganda advantage in the marriage (which didn’t last too long). Currently at 80, Terechkova remains a Russian hero though, with more parade laps in interesting vehicles than many autocrat. She is our special Friday Lady for today!

(Words editor, picture rbth.com/Photoexpress)

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#2 G.Kleen 2017-06-21 11:39
I tink its a Sachsenring P240 from the former DDR.
 
 
#1 Jeroen Booij 2017-06-19 08:30
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So, what is this black 4 door convertible with near vertical mounted A pillar vent windows?


Does this ring any bells..? (Not to us): http://www.trbimg.com/img-57ccdf99/turbine/sdut-first-woman-in-space-cosmonaut-20160904/512/512x288
 

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