German Titov (cosmonaut)


August 13, 2022

German Stepanovich Titov (Russian Герман Степанович Титов, vit. transliteration: German Stepanovič Titov) (born 11 September 1935 in Polkovnikovo in Siberia, died 20 September 2000 in Moscow in Russia) was a Soviet cosmonaut. The first name is often spelled Gherman. After Yuri Gagarin, he was the second man to orbit the earth. On August 6, 1961, he took off with his Vostok 2 rocket to fly 25 hours. He was 25 years old at this time and is therefore to this day the world's youngest astronaut. He is an honorary citizen of the German city of Leipzig.


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(en) Gherman Titov - category of images, video or audio on Commons (a) German Titov at the Internet Movie Database (a) German Titov at The Movie Database (a)