In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space.
When she was very young, she developed an interest in parachuting.
Through this skill, she was able to become a cosmonaut.
She spent three days aboard the Vostok 6 in June 1963.
In 2000, she received an award in London as the Greatest Woman Achiever
of the Century.
cosmonaut: a Soviet or Russian astronaut.