Pilot-cosmonaut of the USSR, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, major General of aviation Vladimir Dzhanibekov shared his memories about the flight of Valentina Tereshkova in space.

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“It was once our victory. We then had a lot of inner satisfaction. And then people realized that if the woman departed, then this profession is becoming available to a wide range of the population,” he said in an interview with Nation News.

As explained Dzhanibekov, his most in an astronaut at that time was not — he was a pilot instructor.

“But then we all felt proud that a woman can work in space,” he added.

Earlier cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy in a conversation with the Internet edition argumenti.ru told about the first spacewalk.