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Mothers, teachers, doctors, dreamers.

Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts, Spationauts.

They come from many countries, from many backgrounds, but shared one common dream — to reach the stars.

These women have paved the way to space for many generations to come.

Their stories perfectly demonstrate that perseverance, imagination and courage can lead to great things.

1. Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space (1963)

During the Cold War in 1963, the race for space was in full swing between the United States and the USSR. Both countries are making considerable efforts to impose their technological supremacy and space is gradually becoming their playground. In 1962, Valentina was selected among 5 other female candidates due to being particularly good at skydiving. …


Tom Urbain

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