Just before the International Women’s Day on March 8, Putin presented with flowers and gifts the First Woman in Space, Valentina Tereshkova, who has turned 80 on March 6.
I also found it interesting that Putin gave Tereshkova as a gift a statue of Chaika, in other words, a seagul. Chaika was her callsign.
It’s also interesting that Tereshkova’s 1963 Vostok-6 maiden flight was kept a complete secret and even her parents had no idea where she was. They learned what their 26-year-old daughter was really up to from TV, together with the rest of the world, upon her return.
Valentina Tereshkova remains in great physical shape despite her age. Speaking about the proposed Russian expedition to Mars, she pointed out her absolute readiness to go to Mars on moment’s notice. Ever a pioneer and researcher, this fascinating woman has been proposing this for years: she’s been trying to convince authorities to dispatch her to the ISS, as well as to deep space in order to test how the aging human body would respond.
Watch till the end for unique 1963 footage!
P.S. No sooner did I publish this post that I got attacked by a troll on Twitter, who told me that ‘no man, woman, nor monkey ever flew into space because God’s earth is flat.’ And he was a follower of mine.
So we are absolutely clear, of course that person’s limited world is FLAT – no surprise there.
My world is holographic and multidimensional.