|Mission Name:||Vostok 6|
|Call Sign:||Чайка (Chayka - "Seagull")|
|Number of Crew Members:||1|
|Launch:||June 16, 1963|
|Landing:||June 19, 1963|
53° 16' N, 80° 27' E
|Duration:||2 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes|
|Number of Orbits:||48|
A joint flight with Vostok 5, Vostok 6 carried the first woman into space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. This was largely a publicity exercise on the part of Soviet space programme director Sergei Korolev, but data was collected on the female body's reaction to spaceflight. The mission was originally conceived as being a joint mission with two Vostoks carrying female cosmonauts, but this changed as the Vostok programme was cut back
The re-entry capsule is now on display at the RKK Energia Museum in Kaluga.
This was the final Vostok flight.