Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. She remained in orbit for three days on her solo flight, undertaking physiological and psychological tests. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. She remained in orbit for three days on her solo flight, undertaking physiological and psychological tests. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images
Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. She remained in orbit for three days on her solo flight, undertaking physiological and psychological tests. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images

Women in space: for female astronauts and engineers, the push for gender equality on and off Earth isn’t rocket science

  • Women have played crucial roles in space flight, as mathematicians, engineers and astronauts
  • They have mostly taken second place to men, but the advent of space tourism could change that

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Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. She remained in orbit for three days on her solo flight, undertaking physiological and psychological tests. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. She remained in orbit for three days on her solo flight, undertaking physiological and psychological tests. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images
Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. She remained in orbit for three days on her solo flight, undertaking physiological and psychological tests. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images
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