22 June 2013

50th Anniversary of the Woman’s First Flight to Space




Date of Issue : 16 June 2013

Azermarka paid tribute to cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova by issuing this souvenir sheet .   50 years ago, she became the first woman to go into orbit on board the Vostok 6 spacecraft.

“Hey, heavens, take off your hat!” Tereshkova said before taking off, as if she were asking the universe to pay respects to the first woman to dare to challenge it.


On June 16 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into space .

Tereshkova’s space journey lasted almost three days during which her spacecraft circled the Earth 49 times.

The flight, however, was not an easy one right from the start, with Tereshkova beginning to feel sick due to accumulated fatigue and being unable to orient the space capsule along its transverse axis, Nickolai Kamanin, one of the organizers of the flight, recalled in his diary.

The stamp features a portrait of Valentina Tereshkova having the Earth on her background. The sheet features launching of Vostok 6 spacecraft.

Azermarka is the Azerbaijani state company responsible for the production and sale of Azerbaijani postage stamps

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New special Cover from Uttarakhand…



Governor of Uttarakhand H.E. Aziz Qureshi released special cover on Abbas Tayyabji on 8-6-13 at Raj Bhawan, Dehradun on his 77th Death Anniversary . Abbas Tayyabji was second in command during the famous Dandi March and is also popularly known as "Chhota Gandhi". The cover was designed by Abhai Mishra while the cancellation was designed by Rajesh Varma.


: Abhai Mishra – Dehradun - email : abhai_mishra@rediffmail.com

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