Gherman Stepanovich Titov
(11 Sep 1935 - 20 Sep 2000)
Russian cosmonaut who was pilot of the Vostok 2 spacecraft on its 6-7 Aug 1961 orbital flight of 25 hours 18 minutes. After Yuri Gagarin, Titov was the second human to orbit the Earth, but was the first person to orbit more than once, the first to spend more than a day in space, and the first to sleep in space.
Science Quotes by Gherman Stepanovich Titov (1 quote)
Some people say there is a God out there. ... but in my travels around the earth all day long, I looked around and didn't see Him ... I saw no God or angels. The rocket was made by our own people. I don't believe in God. I believe in man, in his strength, his possibilities, and his reason.[After his return from a space flight orbitting the earth.]
— Gherman Stepanovich Titov
As quoted, without citation, in H. T. Spence, Confronting Contemporary Christian Music: A Plain Account of Its History, Philosophy, and Future (2002), 7.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Titov's birth. 11 Sep
- I am Eagle, by Gherman S. Titov. - book suggestion.