Emilio Marcos Palma was the first person born on the Antarctic mainland, at Base Esperanza on 7 January 1978; his parents were sent there along with seven other families by the Argentinean government to determine if family life was suitable on the continent.
First all cosmonaut parents' child
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, first female cosmonaut, 10th cosmonaut in the world, 6th cosmonaut in the Soviet Union - was born on March 6, 1937
March 12, 1962 - selected as cosmonaut
June 16, 1963 - flew into space aboard the "Vostok-6"
November 3, 1963 - married cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev
June 8, 1964 - gave birth to daughter Elena
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first flight of Valentina Tereshkova, she denied rumors that her first marriage with cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev was an "order" of the Politburo. But she confirmed that permission to divorce was personally given by Leonid Brezhnev.
Valentina with daughter Elena Andrianovna Nikolaeva-Tereshkova
Elena Andrianovna Nikolaeva-Tereshkova with both parents
Elena Andrianovna Nikolaeva-Tereshkova
Elena Andrianovna as a doctor at a Aeroflot medical center
Chinas first female astronaut becomes mom, resumes training
Beijing, Feb 13 2015
Chinas first female astronaut has begun training for her next mission after having a baby, state media reported today.
The selection of Chinas female astronauts had been somewhat controversial because of a reported preference for married women who have children, purportedly to guard against radiation damaging their reproductive health. Those fears have so far proven unfounded, although no pregnant woman has flown in space as far as is known.
"Considering that many female astronauts from foreign nations have given birth to children who are quite healthy after completing missions, there should be no concern about a spacewoman's health or fertility."
The official China Daily newspaper quoted Liu Yang as confirming at an award ceremony this week that she had given birth but the report gave no more details about the child.
She was quoted as saying she was training for her next mission, an attempt to dock with a future space station for which no firm date has been set.
Liu, 37, was a member of the three-person Shenzhou 9 mission that flew the first trip to Chinas experimental space station Tiangong 1 in 2012. China plans to launch a more permanent Tiangong 2 space station in about five years.
In June 2012, first female taikonaut about to board SZ-9
Liu Yang with husband in Beijing home
Liu Yang in 2012 at home in Beijing
Edited by Soheil, 06 May 2016 - 11:22 PM.