Russian astronaut as well as the world’s initial female to trip into space. She spent slightly below three times in orbit. In 2014, she was among the Olympic flag providers. She became thinking about parachuting when she was a girl, and been trained in skydiving within the regional AeroClub. She was selected from 400 visitors to become a part of an USSR expedition for the Vostok 6. She wedded fellow astronaut Andrian Nikolayev in 1963. That they had a girl, Elena, before divorcing in 1982. She afterwards remarried Yuliy G. Shaposhnikov. Like American Sally Trip, she was the initial girl from her nation to visit space.