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Valentina Tereshkova was a 20th century Soviet cosmonaut who became, as far as the majority of humanity was aware, the first woman to journey into outer space, in the 1960s. (AUDIO: 1963: The Space Race, Thin Ice)

The Seventh Doctor, Ace, Markus Creevy and Lt. Raina Kerenskaya saw both Tereshkova and her fellow cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space, on a podium in Red Square, Moscow, in the Soviet Union at a ceremony marking the fiftieth anniversary of the October Revolution on 7 November 1967. (AUDIO: Thin Ice)

Behind the scenes Edit

An Adventure in Space and Time has Verity Lambert watching "Valentina something"'s 1963 launch into space when she received a phone call from Sydney Newman, requesting to talk to her about his new science fiction idea.