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09.11.2018

New adventures for old friends

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Even the most versed adventure-seekers are guaranteed to get adrenaline rush with us! After the breathtaking flight on L-39 our guest from Hong Kong returned to Russia to experience the sensations of extra vehicular activity, which can only be possible with the unique Egress-2 simulator at GCTC in Starcity.

17.10.2018

Baikonur tour – Soyuz MS-10 launch

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In October we traditionally went to Baikonur to see of to space Soyuz MS-10 crew. For the first time in 35 years there arouse off-nominal situation 122 seconds after the launch and due to the booster failure the spacecraft was not orbited but the more important is that thanks to the genius engineering of Soyuz the cosmonauts were saved. All this united our big international team even more but we’d better never face such situations again. Find our detailed photo report and get inspired.

10.08.2018

Space program for our Chinese guests

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A few days ago our company arranged a complex training program for Chinese guests in GCTC. The schedule was very busy, our guests studied Soyuz spacecraft design and layout, put on Sokol spacesuits, tried to cook real space food with the help of GCTC specialized facility, performed a spacewalk wearing Orlan spacesuits, worked inside ISS module and besides had a seties of theoretical sessions dedicated to space topics.

13.07.2018

Baikonur tour – Progress MS-09

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Together with a group of space enthusiasts once again we visited Baikonur launchsite. This time we went there to observe the launch of Progress MS-09 cargo vehicle that took place on July 10.

20.06.2018

World Cup in the Skies

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This year Russia hosts World Cup attracting lots of tourists from all over the world to our country. As it is commonly known Russia is one of the leading aerospace countries thus jet trainer flight with higher aerobatics in Russia is a perfect adventure for extreme enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable experience.

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Sergey Ryzhikov

ROSCOSMOS Test Cosmonaut

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:

August 19, 1974, Bugulma, Tatar ASSR, Russia.

EDUCATION:

1996 he graduated from the Kachinsk Higher Military Aviation Pilot School.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

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
ROSCOSMOS Award.