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Azermarka Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Woman’s First Flight to Space

Azermarka Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Woman’s First Flight to Space
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By issuing this stamp sheet Azermarka paid tribute to cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago became the first woman to go into orbit on board the Vostok 6 spacecraft.

"Hey, heavens, take off your hat!" Tereshkova said before taking off, as if she were asking the universe to pay respects to the first woman to dare to challenge it.

Tereshkova's space journey lasted almost three days during which her spacecraft circled the Earth 49 times.

The flight, however, was not an easy one right from the start, with Tereshkova beginning to feel sick due to accumulated fatigue and being unable to orient the space capsule along its transverse axis, Nickolai Kamanin, one of the organizers of the flight, recalled in his diary.

The stamp features a portrait of Valentina Tereshkova having the Earth on her background. The sheet features launching of Vostok 6 spacecraft.

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