On June 16, 1963, the world’s first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, 26, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6; she spent 71 hours in flight, circling the Earth 48 times before returning safely.
Clip includea Kruschev listening to Valentina Tereshkova. Valentina in space capsule. People in red Square carrying banners. Cameramen. Photographs.