How do women handle their periods in space? May 13, 2016 The first woman ventured into space more than fifty years ago: Valentina Tereshkova in 1963. Since then, nearly 60 other women have followed in her footsteps. Post navigation Previous Previous post: Ringling Bros. elephants perform last showNext Next post: Our bodies in space: Zero gravity weighs heavy on your health Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.