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Meg Waite Clayton / Idea of women astronauts struggled to take flight in U.S.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:01 am

Fifty years ago - and only two years after the first man entered space - Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova piloted the Vostok 6 through 48 laps around the Earth on a three-day solo mission under the call name Chaika (Seagull). At the age of 26, she'd spent more time in space than all the U.S. astronauts combined.

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