Titov German Stepanovich

Pilot-Cosmonaut No. 2, USSRColonel-General of Aviation, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Born in the village of Verkhneye Zhilino now Kosikhinsky district of the Altai Territory. In 1953 he graduated from high school in the village Nalobiha.
In 1955 he graduated from the 9th Military Aviation School of Initial Pilot Training in Kustanai, and in 1957 - the Military Aviation Pilot School in Novosibirsk. He served in the combat units of the Air Force of the Leningrad Military District.
In 1960, Titov was admitted to the cosmonaut corps, which consisted of 10 years. He was a backup at the first cosmonaut of the planet Earth Yu.A. Gagarin.
On August 6-7, 1961, Titov was the second in the world to perform a space flight on the Vostok-2 spacecraft for a period of 1 day 1 hour, making 17 revolutions around the Earth and flying over 700 thousand kilometers. It was the first in the world space flight lasting more than a day. In flight, he had the call sign "Eagle". The descent vehicle landed near the town of Krasny Kut in the Saratov region.
At the time of the flight, Titov was 26 months without one month, so that he is the youngest of all cosmonauts who have been in space. For the successful fulfillment of the task and the courage and heroism shown to him by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of August 9, 1961 he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (No. 11158).
In 1968, Titov graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the National Air Force Engineering Academy named after NE Zhukovsky, and in 1972 - from the Military Academy of the General Staff.
In subsequent years, Titov held responsible posts in the Ministry of Defense related to the creation and testing of space technology, was President of the International Scientific and Technical Center for Aerospace and Electronics "Cosmoflot", Deputy Chairman of the Russian Center for the Conversion of Aerospace Complex of the Russian Federation.
He was elected a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in 1962-1970, a deputy to the State Duma of the Russian Federation in 1995-2000.
Titov's merits were awarded 2 Orders of Lenin (June 1961, August 1961), Orders of the October Revolution (1985), the Red Banner of Labor (1976), the Russian Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd Degree (1995), medals, foreign awards, Lenin premium.
He died in Moscow from a heart attack. He was buried at the Novodevichy cemetery.
Strait (Cosmonaut-2) in the Korsakov Islands in the Yenisei Gulf. At the suggestion of S.M. Beloborodov was named in 1961 Dixon hydrographs.


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