Who was the first female to go to outer space?
1963: First woman in space, first woman in orbit - USSR cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova [also Valentina Tereshkova] was not only the first woman in orbit, but also the first ordinary person in space. She was a textile mill worker who enjoyed the hobby of parachute jumping when she was picked for a class of women to train for spaceflight. USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev wanted a spectacular, so, by age 25, Tereshkova was a cosmonaut. She spent 71 hours orbiting Earth 48 times in June 1963 in her capsule Sea Gull. Following Yuri Gagarin as the first man in space in 1961, Tereshkova's 1963 flight brought additional prestige to the Soviet Union and what then appeared to be the dominant space program.
i honestly don't know if this is correct or not but i am pretty sure that outer space is space as a whole. they just called it outer because it surrounds the earth and goes around our spheres. deep space is further out in space. this is where most of the scientist go or want to go to find life or other interesting discoveries.
Colonel Eileen Collins, USAF, retired, became the first female Space Shuttle pilot on STS-63, aboard Discovery; and the first female Space Shuttle commander on STS-93, aboard Columbia; She also commanded Discovery on STS-114, the first mission after the Columbia disaster. As far as the first woman to fly ABOARD the Space Shuttle, that would be Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, aboard the Challenger, on STS-7.