37th year  -  N° 224                 Friday, 12 August 2022         Antwerpen		
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Sunday 6th of August 1961

61 years ago

26-year-old cosmonaut Gherman Titov becomes the second person to orbit the earth aboard Vostok 2, landing in Krasny Kut, Saratov Oblast, Russia.

Titov was preceded by Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok 1 on 12 April 1961.