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2341 Booklet Mih 2126/772 Russia 08 2016 Overprint 55 first long-duration space flight Titov
55 years of the first long-duration space flight Titov
In August 1961, driving a space ship "Vostok-2", pilot-cosmonaut Titov was the first man in the history of world cosmonautics long flight, breaking over 700 thousand miles and making 17 revolutions around the Earth. Was the first record for the duration of being in outer space. During this time the astronaut has successfully carried out several scientific experiments, took the first photo of Earth from space, by example proving that people can live and work in space.
For the successful implementation of space flight and displaying courage and heroism of major Titov decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated August 9, 1961, was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.