Titov German Stepanovich
Pilot-Cosmonaut No. 2,
USSRColonel-General of Aviation,
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
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.
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
It was the first in the world space flight lasting more than a
In flight, he had the call sign "Eagle".
The descent vehicle landed near the town of Krasny Kut in the
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
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
Titov's merits were awarded 2 Orders of Lenin (June 1961, August
Orders of the October Revolution (1985), the
Red Banner of Labor (1976), the Russian Order
for the Fatherland, 3rd Degree (1995), medals, foreign awards,
He died in Moscow from a heart attack.
He was buried at the
Strait (Cosmonaut-2) in the
Korsakov Islands in the Yenisei Gulf.
At the suggestion of S.M.
Beloborodov was named in 1961 Dixon hydrographs.