Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day Valentina Tereshkova

Mission Insignia
Vostok 6 - first woman in orbit 1963

The first woman in space has a name matching Valentines day - Valentina Tereshkova. Valentina was born in the Soviet Union, which is now simply Russia. The Soviets or Russians had a wondrous opportunity to launch Valentina into orbit on Valentine's Day 1963 or 1964.

But communism lacks a certain fundamental shrill for fun and being silly - thus they botched a free cosmic fun footnote fact to make more than history. Imagine if Valentina became the first woman in space on Valentines Day 1963? Nobody'd forget that.

Ya see, the USA had sparkle and jazz, they called their moon ships Spider, Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Communists and atheists often abhor wacky and fun nut aspects of life, preferring a dry and grey tone neutral to existence. But humans are not grey nor neutral.

Coincidentally the mission insignia for womankind's first flight into orbit employs grey, white, and red. At least there is passionate red and divine white.

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