Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.
World War II: Axis Invasions and the Fall of France
Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago on June 16 launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok set a record by becoming the first woman in space. But her gender wasn't the only way that Tereshkova contributed to the cultural history of space exploration —