First woman in space: Russia first to land on Mars

Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman to fly into space, declared that the Russians would be the first to set foot on the Red Planet. She also added that she would fly alone, but her age does not allow her to.

Former Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is convinced that the Russians will be the first to reach the Red Planet. She made the statement at a meeting with extremely talented young people.

In the 1960s. and 1970s. US and Soviet Union supportóThe film was a competition in space exploration. Although the USSR was the first to launch a man into space, the Americans were the first to land on the Moon. Is there going to be another race this time to Mars?

– I think we will be the first on Mars. Americans, after all, fly into space on our spacecraft using our launchers. They're not going to make their own – Tereshkova said.

Tereshkova in 1963 took part in the Soviet space mission Vostok 6. It spent two days and almost 23 hours in space, circling the Earth 48 times. She was the first woman in space. The next one flew only 19 years pólater. It was Svetlana Savitskaya.