Cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Tatiana Kuznetsova?


Many references claim this photograph is of cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (right) and Tatiana Kuznetsova (left) during Vostok landing tests. Both were selected for the Soviet space program in 1962, but only Tereshkova was assigned to a spaceflight. However, in a 2005 interview, Tereshkova disputed this description. Her recollection is that the other person in the picture was a parachutist medic and not Kuznetsova. If you are out there and know for sure, please contact us!

Cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Disputed Identity Woman


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