The day of the first woman in space – level 1


It is 1963. The Soviets want to show the world who is the best. They want to send the first woman to space.

There are 400 candidates. Five best women start the training. The training is very hard. In the end, the Soviets choose Valentina Tereshkova.

It is June 16, 1963. Tereshkova is at a place called the Baikonur Cosmodrome. She goes to space. Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman in space. She travels around the Earth 48 times. She spends 2 days and 22 hours in space.

On June 19, she goes down. She stops in Kazakhstan. It is a big success for the Soviets.

Difficult words: Soviet (a person in the Soviet Union), space (the area outside the Earth), times (how often something happens), success (when you get what you want).

What challenges did Valentina Tereshkova face during her training and journey to become the first woman in space?


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