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Space crush: Gherman Titov (1935–2000). In: Kulcsár István: A világűr meghódítói. Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 1962.

Titov was the second human to orbit the Earth aboard Vostok 2, the first person to orbit the Earth multiple times (a total of 17), to spend more than a day in space, to sleep in orbit and to suffer from space sickness. He was the first to pilot a spaceship personally and he made the first manual photographs from orbit, thus setting a record for modern space photography. A month short of 26 years old at launch, to this day he remains the youngest - and definitely the most handsome - person to fly in space.

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Aleksandr Laveykin celebrates his birthday today. He spent 174 days in space on Mir in 1987.
My favourite quote from him comes from Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars:

“You really feel the absence of a woman,” Laveikin tells us. “There are sexual dreams, as a substitute. It’s constant through the flight. We were even discussing that maybe we have to take something from the sex shops. It was discussed at [Institute for Biomedical Problems].”
Laveikin breaks into English, as he does sometimes to tweak a translation:  ”A rubber woman.” A blow-up doll. Ground control, he says, nixed the idea. “They said, ‘If you would do that, then we would need to put it in your schedule for the day.’ “

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Aleksandr Laveykin celebrates his birthday today. He spent 174 days in space on Mir in 1987.

My favourite quote from him comes from Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars:

“You really feel the absence of a woman,” Laveikin tells us. “There are sexual dreams, as a substitute. It’s constant through the flight. We were even discussing that maybe we have to take something from the sex shops. It was discussed at [Institute for Biomedical Problems].”

Laveikin breaks into English, as he does sometimes to tweak a translation:  ”A rubber woman.” A blow-up doll. Ground control, he says, nixed the idea. “They said, ‘If you would do that, then we would need to put it in your schedule for the day.’ “

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