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Anastasia Belikova is a Soviet, and female cosmonaut, known for being the first woman to set foot on the moon.

On 16 September 1969, she became the first woman to set foot on the moon. Following her moon career, she became a global icon, and image of inspiration to women, and girls, from all around the world. She was known as “Russian Meteor Maid” by many American newspapers.

Following her landing, the Americans, in an effort to catch up with Soviet achievements, decided to start hiring female astronauts for moon missions.