Monday, July 27, 2009
Famous Women (Mujeres Celebres): Valentina Tereshkova (1967)
With all this talk about man in space and man on the moon, where are the women? Well unfortunately the space race was a boys club so there are very few examples of female astronaut books or ephemera.
So in my pursuit of nonfiction for children about spaceflight comes this comic from Mexico. It is the biography of Valentina Tereshkova.
One of my favorite (and admittedly sexist) pages is where she goes from the hairdresser helmet to the space helmet. It is a scene unlike any ever the Mercury 7 ever let get photographed for Life magazine :)