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07.02.2019

From Russia with love

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Even strong frosts this year are unable to discourage tourists from discovering the world of cosmonautics. Besides, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City looks as astonishing in winter as in summer. Our French guest didn’t fear colds neither. The beginning of February was marked by another tour to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Sebastian’s wife asked us to arrange the tour programme as a gift to her loved one.

31.01.2019

Best St Valentine’s Day Gift

Brace yourselves, St Valentine’s Day is coming. In many world countries people want to spend this day making romantic surprises for their beloved and showing their true feelings. We are very glad to help 21st century romanticists to turn their most outstanding dreams and ideas into reality: sync aerobatics at sunset, family complex space training in GCTC and even marriage proposal aboard Mig-29 supersonic fighter via radio communication system during breathtaking aerobatics not to

28.12.2018

New dates of zero-gravity flights for 2019

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New dates of zero-gravity flights for 2019 are approved. The nearest flights are planned for the period April 24-26. Book now and get your personal flight suit as a Christmas gift!

28.12.2018

‘Baptism by fire’ of the beginner-pilot and the pre-New Year aerobatics

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Another L-39 jet-trainer flights took place today. The first guest from Switzerland had been dreaming of becoming a pilot since he was a child and today, as a birthday present for his 18th anniversary, he got a flight on a real jet-trainer with aerobatic manoeuvres above the vast winter expenses of Kaluga region. The other guest from England already has a pilot license. Before that he flew propeller-planes and then he decided to get acquainted with jet-planes.

26.12.2018

Christmas Eve in Star City

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We are always glad to meet new space conquerors but there is something very heartwarming and peculiar in welcoming back old friends coming back again for the new impressions. Two years ago we arranged an extended aerospace program for a family from Switzerland. On Christmas Eve Boris and Irina with their son came to Star City again.

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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.