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Gherman Stepanovich Titov

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(11. 9. 1935 - 20. 9. 2000)

T timetables Herman Stepanovich - the second astronaut of the Earth. Born September 11, 1935 in the village of Upper Zhilino Kosikhino District of Altai Krai. Russian.

In the army since 1953. In 1955 he graduated from the 9 th Air Force School of initial training of pilots (g.Kustanay), 1957 T Stalingrad Military Aviation School (Novosibirsk). He served in line units air. In 1960-1970 T Detachment astronauts. Was understudy for the first cosmonaut of the world Gagarin.

. 6 T 7 August 1961 made a space flight on board the spaceship Vostok-2 L duration 1 day 1 hour, making 17 revolutions around the Earth, flying more than 700 thousand
. km. It was the world's first space flight lasting more than a day.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Herman Titov was awarded on Aug. 9, 1961 for the successful implementation of the flight and displaying bravery and heroism.

. In 1968 he graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy named after NE Zhukovsky (Faculty of Engineering), 1972 T General Staff Military Academy.

. In 1972-1973 T deputy chief of the Center for Management of military spacecraft Chief of Space Vehicles (GUKOS) USSR Ministry of Defense, . in 1973-1979 T Deputy, . in 1979-1991 T First Deputy Chief GUKOS USSR Ministry of Defense on experimental design and research work,
. He served as chairman of several governmental commissions on tests of rocket-space systems. Since 1991, Colonel General Aviation Titov GS. T in stock.

In 1992-1993 T president of the International Science and Technology Center for Space and Electronics Kosmoflot L, in 1993-1995 T Vice Chairman Rossiyskogo Center for Conversion aerospace complex. He was engaged in political activities, was a deputy of the State Duma of the first, second and third convocations. A member of the Duma committee on conversion and High Technology. Member of the Communist Party faction. He was repeatedly elected deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. T Since 1999, the president of Federation space RF.

Lived in Moscow. Died Sept. 20, 2000. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.

A etchik-Cosmonaut of the USSR (1961), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1961), Candidate of Military Sciences (1980), honored radio USSR (1977). Hero of Labor of North Vietnam (1962), Hero of Socialist Labor of Bulgaria (1962), Hero of the MPR (1961). Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution, Order of Red Banner of Labor, Order of Merit for the Fatherland L 3rd degrees, medals, foreign awards. Honorary citizen of the city of Barnaul, Kaluga, Krasny Kut, Kursk, Magadan; Svatovo and Sevastopol (Ukraine); Karshi (Uzbekistan), Jurmala (Latvia), Varna (Bulgaria), Athens (Greece). It is named after a crater on the Moon.

. Compositions:
. 700 000 kilometers in space
. 17 cosmic dawns.
. My blue planet.

Biography provided by A. Simonov

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