Vostok 6 descent modul

Vostok 6 descent module, 1963This is the actual spacecraft that took Valentina Tereshkova into space. Inside, Tereshkova faced mortal danger. Soon after reaching orbit, she noticed that the spacecraft was misaligned. Ground control transmitted a new computer program to right the spacecraft. Without this her braking rocket would have fired her into a higher orbit and she would have died in space.

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