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Gherman Titov

Gherman Titov in 1962
Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian
Born Gherman Stepanovich Titov
(1935-09-11)11 September 1935
Verkhneye Zhilino, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 20 September 2000(2000-09-20) (aged 65)
Moscow, Russia
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank General-Colonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
1d 01h 18m
Selection Air Force Group 1
Missions Vostok 2
Mission insignia
Awards

It is difficult to express in words the feelings of happiness and pride which fill me.
Gherman Titov
It's a pity I flew only once. A space flight is like a drug – once you experience it, you can't think of anything else.
Gherman Titov
I wasn't a very convenient person for the leadership. I had my own opinion about things and knew how to insist on this.
Gherman Titov
We were young, we were pilots, and we were hungry to test the new technology of 'space machines.' And we all wanted to be first.
Gherman Titov
We thought our careers as cosmonauts – we were young then – would end with a flight to Mars. But, you see, life has made some course corrections.
Gherman Titov
I am Eagle! I am Eagle!