Just before the International Women’s Day on March 8, Putin presented with flowers and gifts the First Woman in Space, Valentina Tereshkova, who has turned 80 on March 6. I have to say as a Pisces myself, I’m certainly pleased to be in such great company.
I also found it interesting that Putin gave Tereshkova as a gift a statue of Chaika, in other words, a seagul. Chaika was her callsign.
It’s also interesting that Tereshkova’s 1963 Vostok-6 maiden flight was kept a complete secret and even her parents had no idea where she was. They learned what their 26-year-old daughter was really up to from TV, together with the rest of the world, upon her return.
Valentina Tereshkova remains in great physical shape despite her age. Speaking about the proposed Russian expedition to Mars, she pointed out her absolute readiness to go to Mars on moment’s notice. Ever…
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