First Woman in Space. Notes, drawings etc – and a coincidence

Visited the Science Museum in London yesterday to see an excellent mini-exhibition about Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go into space.

Enjoyed looking at all the exhibits, including a 1965 chocolate bar named in honour of Valentina’s baby girl Alyonka, whose father was another cosmonaut, Andriyan Nikolaev.Valentina featured in The Comic Strip History of Space, (see frame above), and a couple of weeks ago I drew and talked about her at a space-themed  Half Moon’s Pop-Up Fun Palace event. Some notes I made beforehand …

Coincidently soon afterwards there was an interesting feature about her on BBC Radio Four.  Valentina is 80 years old now, and still going strong.  Apparently she really enjoys visiting London’s Science Museum.  I’d love to meet her on one of her visits …

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