🚀Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born March 6 1937, Bolshoe Maslennikovo village, Tutaevsky district, Yaroslavl Region, RSFSR, USSR) - Soviet cosmonaut, the world's first female cosmonaut (1963), Hero of the Soviet Union (1963). Pilot-cosmonaut of the USSR No. 6 (call sign - “Seagull”), the 10th cosmonaut of the world. The only woman in the world who made a space flight alone. She was also awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor of Czechoslovakia (1963), Hero of Socialist Labor of Bulgaria (1963), Hero of Labor of Vietnam (1971) and Hero of Labor of Mongolia. Major General (1995), retired (1997), Russia's first woman with the rank of Major General.