19 Total Quotes

Valentina Tereshkova Quotes

Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives. I achieved my childhood dream of the sky.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Love #Russian Astronaut

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space?
Valentina Tereshkova
#Russian Astronaut #Russia

Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Exploration #Russian Astronaut

Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Russian Astronaut #Earth

Again the pressure pushes me in the chair, shuts my eyes. I notice the dark red tongues of the flame outside the windows. I'm trying to memorize, fix all the feelings, the peculiarities of this descending, to tell those, who will be conquering space after me.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Eyes

In the second half of the 20th century our country launched the first artificial space satellite and sent the first man into space, built the first-ever passenger jet, the first nuclear reactor and the first quantum generator. Such a research potential cannot dissipate overnight no matter how adverse the circumstances.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Country

The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Russian Astronaut #Immigrant

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Russian Astronaut

I felt fine after 24 hours and asked the state commission to prolong my stay in space to three days. And I carried out the entire schedule. Could I have done that if I had been half-dead?
Valentina Tereshkova
#Space #Russian Astronaut

I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Russian Astronaut

I would not say that female cosmonauts are not welcomed in the Russian space program. I must say, however, that all spaceflight hardware, including spacesuits and spacecraft comfort assuring systems, were designed mostly by men and for men.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Space

To tell her that I joined the parachute club was too hard for me. I didn't want to trouble her; besides, I was not completely sure about the success of my new adventure.
Valentina Tereshkova
#Russian Astronaut #Trouble