The editorial board of the Planet Korolev website starts the publication of unique archival documents related to the flight of the world’s first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. While the year of 2011 was marked by the 50th anniversary of the first flight of man into space, in the current year of 2013 the most important anniversary in our country’s spaceflight is the 50th anniversary of the world’s first woman in space, whose name was V.V. Tereshkova.

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

We are bringing to the notice of the internet users the flight log book kept by V.V. Tereshkova during her flight. The flight logbook had been prepared on the ground. The task of V.V. Tereshkova during the mission was to add to the logbook her own observations and comments. The logbook was handwritten. To help you find V.V. Tereshkova’s comments in the pages of the logbook, the editorial board has annotated each page with an entry, to facilitate understanding the information contained in the logbook. Some of the pages in the log book remained blank, but the editorial board decided to publish them as well, to provide a complete presentation of this unique document.

We would like to thank Victor Dmitrievich Blagov, who at the time of V.V. Tereshkova’s flight was working in the capacity of senior engineer at Department No.9 of the Special Design Bureau No.1 and was an active participant in the preparations for the flight of V.V. Tereshkova for his help in preparing this material.

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

Editorial board’s comment
The manual descent was a backup landing option (the baseline was to descend in automatic mode, which is what was actually used). The log book offers tow options: the lower one is to descend after one day in orbit, the upper one to descend after three days. The lower option was stricken out by V.V. Tereshkova’s hand after the decision was made to continue the flight

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

Editorial board’s comment
During the flight V.V.Tereshkova was forbidden to speak directly about problems with her well-being. To indicate possible problems she was supposed to use code words. During her entire flight, V. Tereshkova not even once used a code word

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

Editorial board’s comment
During the flight V.V.Tereshkova was forbidden to speak directly about problems with her well-being. To indicate possible problems she was supposed to use code words. During her entire flight, V. Tereshkova not even once used a code word.

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

 Editorial board’s comment
The flight tasks were mapped out for each individual orbit. Upon completion of the task for a specific orbit, V.V. Tereshkova crossed out the figure which represented the number of the orbit.

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

 Editorial board’s comment
The flight tasks were mapped out for each individual orbit. Upon completion of the task for a specific orbit, V.V. Tereshkova crossed out the figure which represented the number of the orbit.

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал

 Editorial board’s comment
The flight tasks were mapped out for each individual orbit. Upon completion of the task for a specific orbit, V.V. Tereshkova crossed out the figure which represented the number of the orbit.

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Comments by V.V. Tereshkova at the end of the page

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Comments added by V.V. Tereshkova

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Second (final) part of V.V. Tereshkova’s flight logbook

 

 

 

 

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