Altay State Memorial Museum of Herman Titov
Altay Region, Polkovnikovo village, Shkolnaya St., 3а
Phones: +7 (38531) 23-6-80
Web site: http://www.muzeytitova.ru/
Museum of cosmonaut No. 2, Yuri Gagarin's backup pilot, in his lesser motherland.
The museum complex includes a school building , where Herman Titov studied from 1945-1950 and the new building with exposition halls and storage facilities.
In the halls of the museum are exhibited the personal things of the cosmonaut, his school writing-materials, awards, models of spaceships and equipment, cosmonauts' food,space suit of "Sokol K" and many other things.
There are training L-29 plane and the spaceship lander "The Union — TMA-21" on the territory of the museum.
The museum collection has a great variaty of content,which makes it possible to tell the visitors about the life and work of H.Titov, his flight and family of the cosmonaut:
Newspapers of 1961
Telegrams on August 6-7, 1961
School writing-materials of H.Titov
H.Titov's personal things
Food of cosmonauts
Rare books, documents
Earth pictures from space
On the 6-7th August 1961 Herman Stepanovich Titov made the world's second space flight by the spaceship "Vostok-2".
Herman Stepanovich became the first cosmonaut, conducted the helical long space flight.
In 25 hours 18 minutes the ship made 17 rounds around the Globe, having overcome more than 700000 kilometers in space.
The daily flight to space allowed to draw a conclusion: the person can live and work in space.
The museum was opened to visitors in 1965. The founder of the museum is Stepan Pavlovich Titov - cosmonaut's father, teacher.
On the 6th August , 2011 the museum was opened after the reconstruction made within the departmental target program "Development of the Altay State Memorial Museum of Herman Titov on 2008-2010years. " ,approved by the Administration of Altay Region on March 11, 2007 № 94.
Now, the museum complex includes a school building , where Herman Titov studied from 1945-1950 and the new building with exposition halls and storage facilities.
Museum workers, following the Russian tradition, treat all guests of the house to aromatic tea and pies.