ROSCOSMOS Test Cosmonaut
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
August 19, 1974, Bugulma, Tatar ASSR, Russia.
1996 he graduated from the Kachinsk Higher Military Aviation Pilot School.
October, 1996 — February, 1997 — served as a pilot of the Air Force troop unit.
February, 1997 — July, 1997 he was a senior pilot of the Air Force troop unit.
July 1997 — February, 2007 — served as a senior pilot, flight commander, Chief of Staff – Deputy Commander of the squadron, flight commander of the Air Force troop unit, the 14-th Air Army (Chita Region), Siberian Military District. Sergey RYZHIKOV is a 2-nd class military pilot, he mastered aircraft L-39 and MiG-29 (genetal flying time is more than 700 hours). A jumpmaster. Made 110 jumps.
On October 11, 2006 at the Interdepartmental Commission meeting for selecting cosmonauts he was recommended for the enlistment as a cosmonaut candidate of CTC detachment.
February, 2007 — June, 2009 — completed general space training course, having passed the state exams at CTC with an excellent mark. He was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
June, 2009 — January, 2014 — passed special space training course.
January, 2014 — July, 2014 — deputy shift flight commander on crew training in MCC-M.
December, 2014 — February, 2016 — passed training as ISS-47/48 backup crew member, ISS onboard engineer and spacecraft Soyuz commander.
Since March, 2016 — passed training as ISS-49/50 prime crew member, ISS onboard engineer and Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft commander.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:
Sergey RYZHIKOV had no previous flight experience. He is in space flight now
AWARDS AND RANKS:
RF Ministry of Defense Medals