On This Day: July 25, 1984 – Svetlana Savitskaya first woman to perform a spacewalk

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On July 25, 1984, former Russian aviator and cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya become the first woman to fly to space twice and the first to perform a spacewalk. She was also the second woman in space after Valentina Tereshkova. 

She retired in 1993 from the Russian Air Force with the rank of Major and as a committed member of the Communist Party, she presently serves as Deputy Chair of the Committee on Defence, and is also a member of the Coordination council presidium of the National Patriotic Union.

 

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