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Gherman Titov

Gherman Titov

Status: Deceased
9/11/1935 – 9/20/2000
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/6/1961
Last Flight: 8/6/1961

Gherman Stepanovich Titov (Russian: Герман Степанович Титов; 11 September 1935 – 20 September 2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on 6 August 1961, became the second human to orbit the Earth, aboard Vostok 2, preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1. He was the fourth person in space, counting suborbital voyages of US astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom.

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