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A gripping illustrated account of how Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to journey into space on 16 June 1963. As the post-war world was gripped by the Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union surged ahead by putting the first woman in space in 1963. Discover how Valentina Tereshkova accomplished this top-secret, dangerous mission, from the arduous selection and training, to the dangerous flight itself and her triumphant return to Earth.
Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.