Forty-five years ago today, a young lady from a small Russian village became the first woman in space, according to Russia Today.
Now 71, Valentina Tereshkova keeps a low profile but she was on-hand recently for the lift-off of the 50th woman into space. (Not that I was there myself, you understand. . .)
Written in honor of this cosmonaut, the Valentina Twist may have been a popular song 45 years ago in the USSR. Here's your chance to hear it and step back into the early 60's.
What were you doing June, 1963, dear blog reader -- the twist, perhaps? Some of us would remember that JFK was in the White House then. Myself, I barely knew who was president but I do remember that was the month our family moved from Rittman, Ohio into wonderful new house, a split level that Dad built in Manchester, just south of Akron. Exciting as that was, it pales compared to going into orbit.
Given the chance, would you be interested in a trip into space?