The Traveler… a giant step for woman-kind…

June 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Today I traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts, via The Springfield Union, June 17, 1963. There I found the Soviet Union had launched the first woman into space. 26 year-old Valentina Tereshkova, a former factory worker, became the first female space pilot when they launched into orbit the day prior. Although she would not physically walk on the moon or even spacewalk, this truly was a giant step for women.

~The Traveler