On This Day - June 16 - Valentina Tereshkova Became First Woman In Space

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Russian legislators, singer Iosif Kobzon kisses hand of ex-cosmonaut,... News PhotoAdoption,Adult,Bill - Legislation,Child,Cosmonaut,Debate,Government,Hand,Horizontal,Iosif Kobzon,Kissing,Legislator,Moscow,Parliament Building,Politics,Russia,Space,State Duma,Valentina Tereshkova,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPRussian legislators, (L-R) singer Iosif Kobzon kisses hand of ex-cosmonaut, the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, ahead of the debate on a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children r in the lower house of Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, in Moscow, on December 21, 2012. Russia's lower house of parliament gave today its final approval to a contentious bill that retaliates new US human rights measure by barring Americans from adopting the country's children. APHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)