Valentina Tereshkova

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Valentina Tereshkova

1st President of New Kamchatka
2001 – 2007

Predecessor office created
Successor Yuri Baturin
Vice President Vladimir Ulas
Born March 6, 1937 (1937-03-06) (age 81)
Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia, Soviet Union
Spouse Andriyan Nikolayev (1963-2004)
Political Party Communist Party
Profession Pilot, Cosmonaut, Politician

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова) is a New Kamchatkan politician and former cosmonaut who served as the first President of New Kamchatka from 2001 until 2007. Tereshkova gained worldwide fame as both the first woman to fly into space and the first person to set foot on another planet (planet Venus).
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