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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.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0679

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Kate Igoe, 2004. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2021.

Date

1960s

Provenance

Unknown, found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0679.

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

All text on the cards is in Russian, some text on the envelopes holding the cards is in English.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Postcards

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

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.

Genre/Form

Postcards

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Nikolaeva-Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna, 1937-

Popovich, Pavel, 1930-2009

Topics Astronautics
Astronauts

Citation

Cosmonaut Space Cards, NASM.XXXX.0679, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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