Valentina Tereshkova : the first woman in space
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Not long after launching Yuri Gagarin on his historic journey, the Soviets achieved another first by sending a woman into space. Valentina Tereshkova was not a pilot, but a factory worker who parachuted as a hobby. Her letter applying for cosmonaut training was plucked from thousands of others, and led to her becoming one of the most decorated women in the Soviet Union. The book includes never-before-published photos of Tereshkova and other cosmonauts!
|Series||Feldman, Heather. Space firsts.|
Nikolaeva-Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna,
-- Juvenile literature.
Nikolaeva-Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna, -- 1937-
Astronauts -- Russia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- Soviet Union -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women astronauts -- Soviet Union -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :PowerKids Press,2003
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 26 cm.
|ISBN||0823962466 (library binding)