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Life and Universe

First woman in space wants to go to Mars
ANI
Melbourne, June 12, 2013
First Published: 18:42 IST(12/6/2013)
Last Updated: 18:46 IST(12/6/2013)
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil talks to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to visit outer space, as Indian Ambassador to Russia P P Shukla looks on, during a reception for the Indian community in Moscow.
Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go to space, said that she willing to make a one-way trip to Mars.
 
The 76-year old made the statement in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) outside Moscow, home to a cosmonaut training centre, adding it is her favourite planet, reports News.com.au.
 
Tereshkova, who became a national heroine at the tender age of 26 when she made a solo space flight in 1963, said that she had been part of the group who studied the possibility of going to the Red Planet.

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