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Women’s Day 2018: Top 5 Female Astronauts Of The World

Women have given a huge contribution to the space history. Till July 2017, total 59 women including cosmonauts, astronauts, and payload specialists have flown in space. Here are the world's top 5 female astronauts that you should know about:

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Valentina Tereshkova

She is called the “First lady of the space”. In orbit, she conducted biomedical & science experiments to learn about the effects of space on the human body. She also took photographs that helped identify aerosols in the Earth’s atmosphere and manually piloted the ship. Interestingly she was a textile worker along with an expert parachutist.