Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova born #OnThisDay in 1937

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. Before her recruitment as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur…… Continue reading Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova born #OnThisDay in 1937

Me Too!

Every afternoon my sister phones to ask how I’m doing and get updates on my chemo side-effects. We live over two hundred miles apart and our chats have become a vital part of my support network. When we’re up-to-date and she’s given me whatever advice she can think of plus lots of encouragement, we turn…… Continue reading Me Too!