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First Woman in Space Celebrates With a Beer

Published: July 31, 2013 (Issue # 1771)



  • Valentina Tereshkova celebrates her anniversary with a batch of beer.
    Photo: Baltika / For SPT

  • It has been 50 years since the cosmonaut became the first woman to fly solo in space at age 26.
    Photo: Baltika / For SPT

  • The limited edition beer can only be sampled during tours at both the St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl Baltika factories.
    Photo: Baltika / For SPT

To help celebrate 50 years since Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly solo in space on June 16, 1963, the retired cosmonaut was invited to brew a batch of limited edition Yarpivo beer at the St. Petersburg Baltika factory.

Then aged 26, Tereshkova’s three-day mission made her a global celebrity and a poster girl for the Soviet space race.

Last week, Baltika invited the 76-year-old to help brew the limited edition beer — Yarpivo. Anniversary Edition 5.0 — in honor of her anniversary.

While the cosmic brew will not be available for sale, it can be sampled during tours at both the St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl Baltika factories.

Despite it having been 50 years since lift-off, Tereshkova has also not lost her sense of adventure. At a recent press conference held at the cosmonaut training center outside of Moscow, she offered to fly to Mars, saying that she would be happy to go even if it was a one-way trip.

"But we know the human limits. And for us this remains a dream. Most likely the first flight will be one way. But I am ready," she said.





 


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