Saturday, June 8, 2013

First woman in space ready for one-way trip to Mars

Jim Ensom
7.06.2013, 15:42
Russia's Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go to space, said on Friday she was ready to score another coup and fly to Mars, even if it would be just a one-way trip. "Mars is my favourite planet," the 76-year old told a news conference in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) outside Moscow.
Tereshkova, who became a national heroine at the tender age of 26 when she made a solo space flight in 1963, said she had been part of the group who studied the possibility of going to the Red Planet."But we know the human limits. And for us this remains a dream. Most likely the first flight will be one way. But I am ready," she told reporters at the cosmonaut training centre..
Source: Voice of Russia

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