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06.03.2020

Greetings to the cosmonaut corps on the anniversary!

On the 7th of March, 1960 the landmark event in the history of space exploration occurred – exactly on that date the first 12 people were enrolled in the cosmonaut corps. Later on their names became known all over the world because those were people who completed the first ever human spaceflight, the first spacewalk, the first orbital docking of two spacecrafts. They became the symbols of courage, examples to emulate and idols for millions of soviet citizens.

26.12.2019

Christmas space adventures

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On Christmas Eve we all believe in fairytales. And space is indeed the greatest miracle of our world, it is not only the mystery of unexplored galaxies that is so fascinating about space but also the triumph of scientific progress and genius of humanity. This is what our guests from Brazil came for – to face the unknown and to explore the secrets of space.

29.11.2019

Finishing autumn flights season!

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Despite this autumn wasn’t that generous with nice sunny days, we flew quite a lot. Fans of jet aviation were not confused at all with either cloudy and rainy days or sensible frosts. Moreover when the day is gray it is doubly pleasant to fly above the clouds and see the sun smiles.

11.10.2019

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov passes away

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Today at the age of 85 Soviet cosmonaut # 11, the first Man to perform a spacewalk, twice awarded with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexey Leonov passed away.

03.10.2019

Baikonur tour: Soyuz MS-15 launch

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September turned out to be a cosmic month. More than 400 tourists, representatives of the mass media and space agencies from around the world visited cosmodrome Baikonur for the 70th, landmark launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket from the Gagarin's Start. We witnessed the last start from Site 1, the modernization plan of the launch site is designed for three years and the next spacecraft launch will be relocated and also launched on new Soyuz-2.1a rockets.

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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.