The First Woman in Space Summary

The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, made history on June 16, 1963, by embarking on a pioneering mission aboard Vostok 6. Her remarkable journey marked a significant milestone in human space exploration and gender equality in the field. Read More Class 8 English Summaries.

The First Woman in Space Summary

The First Woman in Space Summary in English

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The given lesson ‘The first woman in Space’ is about a saga of an adventurous woman, Valentine Tereshkova, who becomes the first woman to travel in space.

Valentine Tereshkova, was from a humble family, born on March 6, 1937 at Maselennikovo in the Soviet Union. She was lovingly called ‘Valya’. Her father was a tractor driver and died at the front during WWII. Then the family faced poverty and Valentine had to work in a tyre factory to help maintain the family. In 1960, she graduated in a trade school and also had been trained as in parachute jumping in Yaroslavl Acre club She was inspired by Yuri Gagern’s first space flight and determined.

She remained in the spaceship, Vostok VI, speeding around the earth for three days. Then she returned to the earth safely except hurting her nose a little while landing by a parachute in Soviet central Asia.

Valentine showed the world that a woman had better stamina and endurance than a man. She was happy over her success. Valentine’s space flight will be recorded in the history of civilization as one more triumph of the human spirit.


In conclusion, Valentina Tereshkova’s historic voyage as the first woman in space transcended national boundaries and gender barriers, exemplifying the boundless potential of human achievement. Her accomplishment continues to inspire women and men alike, underscoring the importance of diversity and inclusion in the realm of space exploration and beyond.