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“Even among our space-colleagues there were men wondering why we needed to weld and said that we might burn each other`s space suits or the spaceship`s exterior. It is a great responsibility, If I listen to their concerns, then people could have said that surely it was not something women should do. But after my spaceflight, everyone had to shut up.

 Svetlana Savitskaya - first woman to walk in space. 

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On This Day in History July 25, 1984: Cosmonaut Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space when she conducted an Extravehicular activity (EVA) outside the Salyut 7 space station.

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