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.

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