You are but the most recent entry in the Cosmodrome’s long and legendary history.
Tereshkova:aka Chaika “seagull”
- First woman in space completed 48 orbits of Earth in 3 days (Hero of Soviet Union)
- She was decorated with the Hero of the Soviet Union medal, the USSR’s highest award
- In 2013 offered to go on a one-way trip to Mars if given the opportunity
- Call sign in flight was Chaika (English: Seagull Russian:Ча́йка) later commemorated as the name of an asteroid 1671 Chaika.