Pioneering flight of Tereshkova, 1st woman in space, still controversial 50 years later

  • by: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2013 - 1:35 PM

MOSCOW — It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago — putting a woman in orbit. And 26-year old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting "Take off your hat, sky, I'm coming!" as she blasted off.

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