Svetlana Savitskaya was the first woman to perform a spacewalk

first_imgSvetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya, who became the first woman to perform a spacewalk on July 25, 1984, was born on August 08, 1948. With the 1984 mission, she also became the first woman to travel into space twice.Let’s know everything about Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya and the mission:By the time Svetlana turned 22, she had already recorded over 400 parachute jumps. By this time, she had also claimed the top spot at the World Aerobatic ChampionshipsAfter earning an engineering degree from the Moscow Aviation Institute, Svetlana started her career as a test and sports pilotShe set 18 international world records on MiG aircrafts and three records in team parachute jumpingSvetlana could fly over 20 different types of aircraftsShe also made a number of women’s speed and altitude records in her careerIn 1982, Savitskaya flew to space as part of the Soyuz T-7 mission, becoming the second woman to fly into space after Valentina TereshkovaOn July 25, 1984, she became the first woman to perform a space walkAs per the records, she conducted an EVA (Extravehicular activity) outside the Salyut 7 space station for 3 hours and 35 minutesShe was honoured with the Hero of the Soviet Union titleSvetlana also has an asteroid named after her. It is called 4118 SvetaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more