Valentina Tereshkova and Neil Armstrong

Hero of the Soviet Union Valentina Tereshkova, first woman cosmonaut in the world and USSR Pilot Cosmonaut, presenting a badge to U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong in memory of his visit to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City in 1970. Tereshkova is not only the first woman but also the first civilian to have flown in space on board of Vostok 6 in June 1963.