Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova ready to fly to Mars

Melbourne, June 8 (ANI): Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go to space, said that she willing to make a one-way trip to Mars.

The 76-year old made the statement in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) outside Moscow, home to a cosmonaut training centre, adding it is her favourite planet, reports

Tereshkova, who became a national heroine at the tender age of 26 when she made a solo space flight in 1963, said that she had been part of the group who studied the possibility of going to the Red Planet. (ANI)