Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a former cosmonaut and spokesperson for the Soviet Union who became the first woman to fly in space when she launched aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963. On November 3, 1963, Tereshkova married fellow cosmonaut Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev, who flew on Vostok 3 and Soyuz 9. Cosmonaut Pavel Romanovich Popovich flew on Vostok 4 and Soyuz 14 before later becoming Deputy Chief for Scientific Testing and Research at the Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonauts Training Center, and cosmonaut Valeri Fyodovich Bykovsky flew on Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, and Soyuz 31.
Arranged and described by Kate Igoe, 2004. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2021.
Unknown, found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0679.
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
All text on the cards is in Russian, some text on the envelopes holding the cards is in English.
No restrictions on access
Collection is in original order.
This collection consists of blank, unsent postcards featuring images of Soviet cosmonauts Printing on the cards is in Russian and each postcard is contained in a window envelope that reads "25c" and "Space Cards" in English. Cosmonauts featured are Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Valeri Fyodovich Bykovsky, Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev and Pavel Romanovich Popovich.
Nikolaeva-Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna, 1937-
Popovich, Pavel, 1930-2009
Cosmonaut Space Cards, NASM.XXXX.0679, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives