Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. She was only 26 at the time, a former Russian factory worker who was picked out of 400 applicants. She orbited the Earth 48 times and spent almost 3 days in space. This proves our theory that everyone has their own inner superhero-even if you work in a factory, or on a farm. Pull on these cool knee high socks and shoot for the stars!