written by: johnsinit•edited by: Jason C. Chavis•updated: 5/24/2010
In 1984 Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space. Below are some notable facts from her biography.
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Svetlana Savitskaya became the second women in space and was the first woman to perform a spacewalk. She was a world aerobatic champion and is currently serving as a member in Russian parliament. Her complete biography can be found in our “Women in Space" series, but here is a list of facts about this notable woman.
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Nothing But The Facts
Full name: Svetlana Evgenyevna Savitskaya
Famous for: First woman to walk in space, second woman is space
Over 50 women have visited space since Valentina Tereshkova made her first flight in 1963. Svetlana Savitskaya and Sally Ride joined this elite club from the Soviet Space Agency and NASA respectively. Learn the facts about these pioneers of space exploration.