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Harsh NASA Rejectition Letter to Nationally Revered Heroine Valentia Tereshkova

NASA may have been a different place in 1962, but the rejection letter they sent to this national heroine was really harsh. A rejection letter from NASA in 1962 has surfaced on reddit addressed to Valentia Tereshkova regarding her interest in joining the space program to be one of the first female astronauts.

NASA Rejection Letter 1962

The letter states that while they are grateful for her to volunteer for such a position NASA has …

…no existing program concerning women astronauts nor do we contemplate any such plan.”


NASA may have been really harsh with their reply, especially regarding women entering in the program but in the end, it was there loss. Valentina Tereshkoca remained undeterred and became the first woman in space through the Russian space program. She piloted the Vostok 6 around the earth 48 times and logged more flight time than the combined times of all American astronauts up to that date. She became a prominent politician in Russian and is revered as a national heroine. In 2013, she offered to go on a one-way trip to Mars is one were to occur.


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