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Who was the first woman to land on the moon?

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A woman has never landed on the moon, although many have flown in space. The only individuals to ever walk on the moon were all United States male astronauts who made the historic trips between 1969 and 1972.

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Who was the first woman to land on the moon?
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Valentina Tereshkova, a cosmonaut from the former Soviet Union, became the first woman in space in 1963. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as she flew in the Challenger space shuttle in 1983. The first individual to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong. As of 2014, the last person to walk on the moon was Eugene Cernan, commander of the U.S. Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

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