Quiz Question: Who was the first woman in space?
The given options are as follows:
- Valentina Tereshkova
- Svetlana Savitskaya
- Sally Ride
The correct answer is: Valentina Tereshkova
Fact: The Soviet cosmonaut is the first and youngest woman to have flown in space. On June 16, 1963, at age 26, she was launched in the spacecraft Vostok 6 and orbited Earth 48 times, spending almost three days in space. She remains the only woman to have been on a solo space mission.