Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman to have flown in space, the first civilian to fly in space and the only woman ever to have been on a solo space mission.
Whilst it’s true that the US won the “Moon Race” there can be no doubt that USSR won the “Space Race” by getting stuff and people into space first. But they also won an equality race before the term even existed. If the right man for the job was a woman then so be it 🙂
Portrait 66 of my 100 portraits 100 days challenge.