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Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya was a female cosmonaut who flew the Soyuz T7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova. While on the Salyut 7 space station on July 25, 1984 Cosmonaut Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk.