Gherman Titov 1935 - 2000


Soviet Cosmonaut, second man in orbit aboard Vostok 2 (and fourth man in space), 6 August 1962; test pilot who served with Soviet Air Force, rising to rank of Colonel-General, and held high position in Soviet Space Programme; born 11 September 1935 in village of Verkhneye Zhilino in the Altai Krai region; attended Stalingrad Military Aviation School, graduating as an air force pilot; selected for cosmonaut training in 1960.