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Vostok 6

vostok5-6

Crew:
    Valentina Tereshkova [1], Commander

Backup Crew:
    Irina Solovyova

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 16 June 1963
    Time: 09:29:00 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 19 June 1963
    Time: 08:20:00 UTC
    Location: 53° 12.6' N, 80° 48.2' E

Duration: 2 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes, 0 seconds

Call Sign: Chaika (Seagull)

Vostok 5 and Vostok 6 were a dual flight, much like the Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 flights nearly a year before. Vostok 6 would land over 2 and half hours before Vostok 5. The two craft passed within 5 km of each other.

Tereskhova was the first woman to fly in space. There would not be another one for 19 years.

 


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