Three Cheers for Valentina Tereshkova

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union put the first woman into space: Valentina Tereshkova. Back then, the USSR was still ahead in the Space Race. Right now, Russia is ahead once more, mostly because the USA does not have a manned space program. A fact I mourn every day.

I digress…

Today, we raise our glasses and toast the space pioneer Valentina Tereshkova!

Valentina Tereshkova