It just took 2 years for a woman to match a man, at least in case of space travel. First man Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin reached space in 1961, while first woman Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova reached space today in 1963. Both of them are Russians.
Travelling in space fascinates everyone. So it did to the man who was finally called the Father of Modern Rocketry. He first thought of making something that can help man reach space and he did make it.