The documentary Valentina Tereshkova. The Seagull and the Hawk, 2013, 45 min.
Script writer - Alexey Samoletov
Director - Alexey Kitaitsev
Producer - Alexander Ostrovsky
On June 16, 1963, the Vostok-6 spaceship was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The first female cosmonaut of planet Earth, Valentina Tereshkova, was on board. The call sign "Seagull” for Tereshkova was coined by Yuri Gagarin. The day before the launch of "Seagull" another spaceship, "Vostok-5", was launched into space from Baikonur. It was piloted by pilot-cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, whose call sign was "Hawk". It was a new victory of the Soviet cosmonautics. The joint flight of two ships, two Soviet cosmonauts with the call signs of the proud birds lasted almost a day.
In the film, the “Seagull” and “the Hawk” are commemorated by their comrades in the star detachment, friends and representatives of the new generations of the cosmonaut team. The film features interviews with Valentina Tereshkova, Alexei Leonov and unique newsreel footage.
The films of TV Roscosmos will be shown from April 12 to 16 in the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics and the Kaluga Region Tourist Information Center. More information about the dates and screenings will be available on the Tsiolkovsky ISFF website after March 15.