On August 6, 1961, the Vostok-2 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome under the control of German Titov. During a communication session with the Earth, the operator made a mistake and called the cosmonaut the patronymic of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Titov then laughed it off, but this reservation hooked him, because now that the name of the first one has already been written into history, he will forever remain only the second...
What could a person experience who was one step away from a historic flight?
In terms of training, German Titov was in no way inferior to his main rival and was absolutely sure that it was he, Titov, who would become the first cosmonaut in the country and in the world, so when it was announced that Gagarin would fly after all, he was very worried and even after many years he spoke about it in an interview without hesitation.
However, the failure did not break him, he started training again.
Titov understood that his flight should be a new breakthrough, it was he who would prove that it was possible to live in space.
As a result, the world remembered Herman Titov not only as cosmonaut No. 2, but also as the first person who spent more than a day in space.
In addition, he became the first space cameraman and the first to test the manual control of the ship in space.
On Earth, the cosmonaut was met with fame, which he did not expect, people were ready to literally carry him in their arms, made him forget that he was the second, Titov finally felt like a real hero.
But neither space flight nor worldwide fame changed the most important thing in him: in any circumstances, he preferred to tell the truth, no matter how bitter and insulting it might be.
Memories of the cosmonaut were shared by his family and friends: sister Zemfira, wife Tamara, Lev and Lilia Grigoriev, Vladimir Postnikov; Pavel Popovich, Adilia Kotovskaya, Viktor Gorbatko, Vitaly Volovich, Rostislav Bogdashevsky, Alexander Romanov, Anatoly Zapadinsky, Stepan Mikoyan also starred in the film.
Gagarin Yu.A. -- pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union. Titov G.S. - cosmonaut, 2nd Soviet man in space, Doctor of Military Sciences, associate Professor, Hero of the Soviet Union. Titov S.P. - writer, artist, musician, Honored teacher of the RSFSR school, father of cosmonaut Titov G.S. Khrushchev N.S. - Soviet statesman and politician, Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Socialist Labor three times, 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1953-1964), Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR (1958-1964). Ho Chi Minh - Vietnamese revolutionary, statesman and politician. S.P. Korolev is a Soviet scientist, design engineer, general designer of the rocket and space industry of the USSR, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, twice Hero of Socialist Labor. Popovich P.R. - Major General of aviation, pilot-cosmonaut of the USSR, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. Kotovskaya A.R. - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Acceleration Physiology of the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Gorbatko V.V. - Soviet pilot-cosmonaut, Major General of Aviation, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, twice Hero of the Soviet Union. Volovich V.G. - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, retired colonel of the medical service, honorary polar explorer, parachuting instructor, member of the Union of Journalists of the Russian Federation, the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E.Tsiolkovsky. Bogdashevsky R.B. - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Colonel of the Medical Service, senior researcher at the Gagarin Central Research Center. A.P. Romanov is a Soviet journalist, writer, special correspondent of TASS, honorary member of the K.E. Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics. Zapadinsky A.B. - Doctor of Technical Sciences, Candidate of Military Sciences, Honored Military Specialist of the Russian Federation, Head of the G.S. Titov Civil Aviation Institute (1992-2002). Mikoyan S.A. - Lieutenant General of Aviation, Honored Test Pilot of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union, Candidate of Technical Sciences.
Calendar: 1950s 1960 1961 1968 1980 2007
Locations: Moscow  Moscow region  Leningrad region  Kazakhstan  Altay region