German Titov was the second man to orbit the Earth.  Fifty years  ago on August 5, 1961, the youngest pilot and cosmonaut-trainee climbed on board the Vostok 2 spacecraft and spent 25.6 hours in space. Curator Cathy Lewis will talk about reveling the true Titov from under the veil of one of the most contested periods of the Cold War. 

The Ask An Expert lecture series at the National Mall building is presented every Wednesday at noon. A Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum.

How to attend

National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

6th St. and Independence Ave SW. Washington, DC 20560