Valentina is strong enough guards his personal life and her family, biographers and journalists so difficult to write about it. Given that in recent years, it does not meet with reporters and does not participate in the literary works dedicated to her.
Apparently, this attitude to his private life - it's a whole generation of Soviet education, when valued modesty and condemned by the desire to attract public attention. When their own labor services were better than their advertising and the desire to make money. Strong character Valentina Vladimirovna not spoiled by the title of the first female astronaut.
Strong character Tereshkova was tempered during collectivization in her native village of Yaroslavl region.
Hungry childhood in the village and no father, Vladimir Tereshkov died in the Finnish campaign, forcing her to go to work in the city where it began to work on a weaving factory. In his youth fascinated Valentine parachuting and was constantly at the flying club, where she was noticed and invited to the cosmonaut.
In the unit were four more young and beautiful girls: Ira Solovyov, Jeanne Erkin, Val Ponomarev and Tanya Kuznetsova, they all dreamed about space and exploded there.
Hardline woman astronaut selection left in the squad only three: Solovyov, Ponomarev and Tereshkova.
There is a legend that the final choice of the first female astronaut did Nikita Khrushchev, who chose Tereshkova for its proletarian background.
June 16, 1963 appeared on the radio call sign "Seagull" so Valentina Tereshkova identifiable from space for three days. Until that day, the world knew only nine people who've been to space orbit of the earth.
All the newspapers and on the radio world stoppage reported that the tenth man in space was the first woman. Western newspapers Valentina Tereshkova became known as "Miss Universe" is capitalized both words, because this name had more meaning.
Returning to the ground and a meeting with the first woman astronaut was organized in triumph.
Welcome reception at the airport and honorary escort of motorcyclists to the red carpet at the Kremlin. Any household problems for Valentina Tereshkova solved immediately and without question from her. State awards of the first persons of the country.
All well-being, awards and a smile Valentina Tereshkova maintained the myth that Soviet cosmonauts most solid and strong representatives of the Soviet Union. Few people know that flying on the first copies of the ships "Vostok" were so heavy that he himself after the flight of Yuri Gagarin came in the form of almost a month.
Ship of the series "East" - a strong bank, where the astronaut spent dozens of hours with little room for movement, even arms and legs, not to mention the free movement.
Valentina Tereshkova spent in such a ship for three days, and it has stood as an ordeal.
Spend time in flight - this is just the basic, public purpose, but there is a post-flight goal when the astronaut must recover from weightless space of the cosmos and its harmful effects on humans. Not many people in the Soviet Union knew then that after space flight level of calcium in the body of a man plummets and rebuilt it in two weeks, and the woman almost a month after landing. The bones become thinner and astronauts became fragile. A radiation radiation from the sun, which protects us from the planet's atmosphere, easily penetrated the hull and irradiated the astronaut.
Glory and honor was accompanied by Valentina Tereshkova after the flight.
With the current circumstances are such that even in the preparatory Flight Center Valentine met Andrianov Nikolayev, who was the third astronaut in the world.
Party technologists were happy about this match when the seed was formed astronaut. Led a pair of newlyweds wedding space itself Nikita Khrushchev, which took place on the Lenin Hills with numerous high-ranking guests and officials.
Tereshkova became pregnant after a time, which is more severe, she was constantly under medical supervision in a hospital. The girl was born who was named Alena, starry child of cosmonauts.
Unfortunately, the family broke up astronauts, they only have to communicate to the public, pretending happy family, because that party technologists have considered their official divorce as a political issue.
Tereshkova was a symbol for Soviet citizens, as the image of the right woman Communist.
Her second husband, Valentina, too, was a military, but military surgery, Yuri Shaposhnikov.