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First Woman In Space Ready For Mission To Mars  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10917 posts, RR: 37
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

First Woman in Space Ready for No-Return Mission to Mars

STAR CITY, MOSCOW REGION, June 7 (RIA Novosti) – Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, said Friday that she disapproved of space tourists and would be prepared to leave retirement to undertake a one-way trip to Mars, her favorite planet.

Tereshkova, 76, was speaking ahead of the 50th anniversary of her June 16, 1963, blastoff, which propelled her into the record books and made her one of the Soviet Union’s most feted astronauts.

read more here:
http://en.rian.ru/world/20130607/181...for-No-Return-Mission-to-Mars.html

http://rbth.ru/news/2013/06/07/first...ms_about_flight_on_mars_26834.html


Valentina, my hero!

        

[Edited 2013-06-07 12:00:21]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
she disapproved of space tourists

If they can come up with the $20M in cash, why not?



Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

As you said, Valentina Tereshkova is 76 years old now. Any trip she could take to Mars would be a one-way trip for her. I doubt she would be healthy enough to survive even the 14 month round-trip time it takes, without landing on the Red Planet.

User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
Valentina Tereshkova is 76 years old now.

The oldest person in space, John Glenn flew on Discovery (STS-95) at age 77.
True that the almost nine day trip pales in comparison to a long arduous Mars journey, the point is that age is not an insurmountable barrier.
Kudos to Valentina for her willingness to be "buried where no one has gone before".



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4509 times:

I hope she's more ready than she was for her first trip.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10917 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

I will go to Mars on her flight if they let me.

Valentina, my Hero!
Such a commanding personality!

Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Who would have thought traveling to outer space could be such a profound experience? OK, probably everybody, but these former astronauts really articulate it in a way that was just a little mind-blowing.

http://www.upworthy.com/some-strange...-astronauts-returning-to-earth?g=6

     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

Isn't it strange that out of the total of 57 women (about 11 % of total number of astronauts/cosmonauts/taikonauts) who have crossed the Karman line into space, The Soviet Union/Russia sent up only three; namely Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya & Yelena V. Kondakova.
Even China who is very late into the game has just blasted off her second.
The anomaly is even more glaring given that the length of time between their first male & female cosmonauts was just over two years compared to the U.S.'s twenty-two years, and China's almost eight and a half years.
And its seems that they started off as hares and faded into tortoises in the area of spacewomen. Compare their nineteen years with the U.S. of slightly over one year and China's just a tad shy of a year between their first and second women in space. Do they have anyone of the fairer sex lined up or in training currently for liftoff in the near future?



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

Quoting neutrino (Reply 3):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2): Valentina Tereshkova is 76 years old now.
The oldest person in space, John Glenn flew on Discovery (STS-95) at age 77.
True that the almost nine day trip pales in comparison to a long arduous Mars journey, the point is that age is not an insurmountable barrier.

It is much more than just the difference in time in space. The Space Shuttles did not have a navigation problem, a trip to Mars would. The Shuttles carried at least two weeks of food and water, a trip to Mars would have to grow food and recycle waste water. The Shuttle Crews did not have to endure long periods of time interacting with other crewmembers, on a trip to Mars, that could be a problem. A trip to Mars will include long periods of boredom and loneliness, a Shuttle crew is always busy. There are many, many other differences.


User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

No dispute that there are huge differences and it will be quite a while before they can be satisfactorily addressed.
That's why a practical two-way sojourn to the Red Planet likely won't be on the cards in my lifetime. Still, chances are it will happen in my children's.
However, on the OP subject matter, a one way trip by a volunteer is conceivable now...if someone or organization is willing to up the moolah to fulfill Valentina's brave dream. Her mind is all ready for a glorious end up there.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4243 times:

They would have to worry about water, but having to grow their own food wouldn't happen. The mechanisms for that would be a lot larger and heavier than just taking compact rations. 1,000 pounds and 2 cubic yards is more than enough food to last a person for a year.
The Shuttle flights are what to look at. ISS stays will start going a full year in the future.
A 76 year old person might do fine, but if they have candidates with a 60% chance of staying healthy and ones with a 98% chance, who are they going to send?



Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10917 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

3 days to go!

Valentina's flight 50th Anniversary!!!

http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=477

What a beautiful smile!

The 1960's were the greatest years!!!

        



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Yes, and she remains the one and only woman ever to do solo spacelight.
Everyone else among all the other 56 female spacers were accompanied by at least one male counterpart.
Valentina was the last of five finalist candidates for that endeavor: two engineers, one school teacher, one typist and one factory worker who had performed 90 parachute jumps. Seems the jump experience was the deal breaker as the Vostok cosmonaut had to eject from the capsule and descend by parachute for landing.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10917 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Quoting neutrino (Reply 11):
Yes, and she remains the one and only woman ever to do solo spacelight.

I was on my way to being age 13 when she did her flight. I had already followed Yuri Gagarin's flight with much attention and was waiting for the first woman's flight to Space.

Valentina became my role model. She became my hero after she completed her Space flight.

I admire her to no end!

2 days to go!

Valentina's flight 50th Anniversary!





     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10917 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Valentina

My inspiration and Hero!

Today is the 50th Anniversary of your flight on Vostok 6

16 June 1963

Beautiful Cosmonaut Lady

First Woman to Fly to Space

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ury_Gagarin_at_Lenin_Mausoleum.jpg

Wishing you a most happy celebration of your incredible feat!!!

There is not another like you - Valentina!

May you fly to Mars as you so much wish!

May the Gods make your dream come true!

     

[Edited 2013-06-15 23:31:40]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Quoting neutrino (Reply 3):
Kudos to Valentina for her willingness to be "buried where no one has gone before".

Indeed. Reminded me of the story after the Japanese tsunami, where senior citizens (who were retired technicians) volunteered to go fix the Tepco reactor, arguing that the younger technicians be spared of the possibility of radiation harming them since they had their whole lives ahead.

Not the right forum for this, I know, but I'd urge you all to read this graphic novel called Ascent. The hero of that story does something similar to what Valentina is proposing.



'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
she disapproved of space tourists

As if she wasn't one herself... It is well known her inflight performance and mental state while in the space was so poor that Korolev did not allow her to take over manual control of the spacecraft. She just sat there strapped for three days.

Quoting neutrino (Reply 11):
Yes, and she remains the one and only woman ever to do solo spacelight.

That's because she was considered unfit for a more complex, dual all-female crew Korolev planned at that time

Quoting neutrino (Reply 11):
Seems the jump experience was the deal breaker

Tereshkova was given preference over Ponomaryova because of her staunch communist beliefs. As always in Russia, party loyalty is more important than merits.


User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1390 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
said Friday that she disapproved of space tourists and would be prepared to leave retirement to undertake a one-way trip to Mars, her favorite planet.

Her favorite planet? I'll bet she's never even been there.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
First Woman in Space Ready for No-Return Mission to Mars

Maybe she can talk my ex-wife into joining her?   



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinezululima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 15):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
she disapproved of space tourists

As if she wasn't one herself... It is well known her inflight performance and mental state while in the space was so poor that Korolev did not allow her to take over manual control of the spacecraft. She just sat there strapped for three days.

And now she proposes to be one again. Why spend trillions of [insert monetary unit here] on a Mars program just to take along a septugenarian woman whose added value to the flight would be precisely zero, assuming the launch didn't kill her outright. AFAIK John Glenn was in pretty awesome shape for his age.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 16):
Her favorite planet? I'll bet she's never even been there.

I knew that was you before I even looked at who posted.



I didn't get a 'Harumph' outta that guy!
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