None of the other four in Tereshkova's early group flew, and in October 1969 the pioneering female cosmonaut group was dissolved. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during their WTA Dubai Tennis Championship final match in the Gulf emirate on February 20, 2011.AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 31: L-R Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina all of Russia at the players party at the Ritz Carlton Hotel during the Sony Ericsson Championships at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex on October 31, 2009 in Doha, Qatar.This was done, and a monument now stands at the site in Lemetti—now on the Russian side of the border.Tereshkova has since visited Finland several times.Tereshkova was considered a particularly worthy candidate, partly due to her "proletarian" background, and because her father, tank leader sergeant Vladimir Tereshkov, was a war hero.He died in the Finnish Winter War during World War II in the Lemetti area in Finnish Karelia when Tereshkova was two years old.
However, this flight plan was altered in March 1963.
After completing her communication and life support checks, she was sealed inside the Vostok.
After a two-hour countdown, Vostok 6 launched faultlessly, and Tereshkova became the first woman in space.
Training included weightless flights, isolation tests, centrifuge tests, rocket theory, spacecraft engineering, 120 parachute jumps and pilot training in Mi G-15UTI jet fighters.
The group spent several months in intensive training, concluding with examinations in November 1962, after which four remaining candidates were commissioned Junior Lieutenants in the Soviet Air Force.