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05.12.2017

Zero-g flights in late November

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On November 28 we successfully performed two zero-gravity flights. Well-known Russian Company arranged an unusual corporate event dedicated to space topic for its specialists and we are very glad to see that cosmonautics becomes more and more popular. Program participants had a general tour around Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre area visiting its most important facilities learned how the cosmonauts prepare for the spaceflights, how the work and live on the orbit and even could feel

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28.11.2017

Jet flights for our Chinese guests

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For the last week Vegitel Company has arranged 4 flights aboard Aero L-39 Albatros jet fighter for Chinese tourists. They totally rocked this rather nasty day and filled it with joy and bright impressions. The tourists performed all kind of aerobatics aboard Aero L-39 Albatros, some of them were lucky to perform twin aerobatics together with Aero L-29 Delfin.

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20.10.2017

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-07 launch

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On October 10 our Russian-Japanese-Spanish team of space fans left rainy Moscow for warm and sunny Baikonur.

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09.10.2017

Corporate event in GCTC for Unicredit specialists

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On October 3 Vegitel successfully arranged corporate program for Unicredit bank specialists at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre premises.

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21.09.2017

Baikonur Tour – Soyuz MS-06 Launch

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Together with a group of space and adventure fans we saw off to space from Baikonur launch site one more international crew. From tour to tour our groups tend to grow in size and though the major part of the group were Russian citizens it is very pleasant to see that more and more foreign guests show great interest to Russian cosmonautics. This time we had a team of space fans from USA, tourists from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and France.

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Sergey Nikolaevich RYAZANSKY

Test Cosmonaut,
Roscosmos Cosmonaut Detachment, Russia

BIRTH DATA AND PLACE:

November 13, 1974, Moscow

EDUCATION:

In 1991, finished secondary school No. 520 in Moscow.

In 1996, graduated from the biological faculty, chair of virology of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, specializing in «biochemistry».

In 2000 Ryazansky successfully finished the post-graduate course, SSC RF-IBMP RAS, specializing in Aviation, Space and Sea Medicine.

In 2006 Ryazansky defended a thesis for the degree of candidate of biological science on subject: Peculiarities of Voluntary Movements in the Support Unloading Conditions, majoring in «Physiology» and «Aviation, Space and Sea Medicine».

FAMILY STATUS:

Married, they have three children.

AWARDS AND RANKS:

Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.

Decorated with the Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation, Yu.A. Gagarin Medal and M.S. Ryazansky Medal of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics, NASA Certificate for personal contribution to work at the International project Bion-11, a Diploma for significant contribution to the International 240-day experiment on space flight simulation — SFINCSS.

HOBBY: Cosmonautics, numismatics, football, handball.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Since 1996 he worked at the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation — Institute of BioMedial Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SSC RF-IBMP RAS) as a junior researcher, since 2001 — as a researcher and since 2003 — as a senior researcher of the sensomotor physiology and prophylaxis department of SSC RF-IBMP RAS. Ryazansky is a member of IBMP Bioethic Commission.

In 2000 at IBMP he participated in the SFINCSS experiment as a member of the 7-th crew, staying in the «ground space» for 28 days (March 17 — April 14, 2000).

In 2001 Ryazansky took part in long-term hypokinesia experiments (3-7 days).

In 2002 he participated in the experiment with a 7-day «dry» immersion (simulation of weightlessness by immersion in the bath closed with waterproof fabric).

Since January 2003 he passed a thorough medical examination at IBMP in the scope of selection of candidates to be enlisted in IBMP cosmonaut detachment.

On March 26, 2003 Chief Medical Board (CMB) gave him permission.

On May 29, 2003 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for cosmonaut selection Ryazansky was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass general space training (GST).

On June 16, 2003 he began general space training (GST) and completed it on June 27, 2005 having passed the graduation examinations with an excellent mark.

On July 5, 2005 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Board of Experts (IDBE) he got qualification as a cosmonaut researcher.

At a period of November 15-29, 2007 he took part (as the crew commander) in a 14-day check experiment under the MARS-500 Experiment Program.

From March 31 to July 14, 2009 he took part (as the crew commander) in a 105-day preparatory experiment under the program of the MARS-500 Experiment simulating a flight to Mars.

Upon the Experiment completion he began individual academic and simulator training to get qualification as a test cosmonaut.

At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the crews of the manned vehicles and stations on April 26, 2010 he was certified as the detachment cosmonaut of SSC RF-IBMP RAS.

On November 12, 2010 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Board of Experts (IDBE) he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

For the execution of Roscosmos Order No. 197, dated December 7, 2010 to organize the unified cosmonaut detachment in late December 2010 Ryazansky quitted his job at SSC RF-IBMP RAS. Since January 1, 2011 by Order of CTC Head he was enlisted in Yu.A. Gagarin CTC detachment and appointed to the post of test cosmonaut, thus Ryazansky was the first cosmonaut who transferred to CTC detachment.

On January 28, 2011 it was reported that he was assigned as a flight engineer to the prime crew of the ISS-37/38. On February 18, 2011 his assignment was confirmed in ESA press release No.08-2011.

From March to September 2013 Ryazansky passed training for a flight in the ISS-37/38 prime crew as the Soyuz TMA-M flight engineer and the ISS flight engineer.

On September 3, 2013 he began integrated training as flight engineer-1 of the ISS-37/38 prime crew together with commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineer-2 Michael Hopkins. That day the examination training on the ISS Russian Segment simulator was provided. Integrated training on the Soyuz TMA-M and the ISS Russian Segment simulator was provided until September 5. The crew fully completed training for a flight.

Ryazansky performed his first space flight from September 25, 2013 to March 11, 2014 as the ISS-37/38 crew flight engineer and the Soyuz TMA-10M flight engineer. The mission duration was 166 days 6 hours 17 minutes. During the flight he performed three EVAs of the total duration of 20 hours 5 minutes.

At the meeting of the Chief Medical Board on October 16, 2014 he was admitted to training in the crew.

On February 1-3, 2016 Ryazansky together with Norisighe Kanai and Randolf Bresnik passed training for actions in case of the emergency landing in the wooded – marshy area in winter. For three days the crew performed the training timeline overcoming difficulties occurred when working in uneasy weather conditions.

On May 6, 2016 his assignment to the prime crew of Soyuz MS-07 was confirmed in NASA press release 16-047.

On June 24 – 28, 2016 Ryazansky together with Norisighe Kanai and Randolf Bresnik passed training for “water survival”. On June 24 the crew performed the required tasks of the so-called “dry” training, on June 27 the crew performed the “long” training tasks and on June 28 – the “short” training tasks.

On September 7, 2016 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission it was preliminarily determined that the crew consisting of Sergei Ryazansky, Norisighe Kanai and Randolf Bresnik should be injected into orbit in May 2017 by Soyuz MS-05; so making the crew transfer to the ISS-52/53 visiting crew.

On March 14, 2017 at the meeting of the Chief Medical Board at the Cosmonaut Training Center he was recognized fit for a space flight.

On March 30, 2017 Sergei Ryazansky began to pass the integrated training as commander of the vehicle backup crew together with flight engineer Randolph Bresnik. That day the examination training on the Soyuz simulator was provided. On March 31 the crew passed the test training on the ISS Russian Segment.

On April 3, 2017 at the meeting of Interdepartmental Commission at the Cosmonaut Training Center the crew consisting of Sergei Ryazansky and Randolph Bresnik was recommended to proceed with prelaunch training at the Baikonur Cosmodrome as the Soyuz MS-04 backup crew.

On April 19, 2017 at the meeting of the State Commission which was held at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Training and Educational Center of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC) he together with Randolph Bresnik was approved in the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-04 MTV.

On April 20, 2017 during the Soyuz MS-04 launch Sergei Ryazansky was a backup of the vehicle commander.