Sergey Ryzhikov (cosmonaut)

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Sergey Ryzhikov
Сергей Рыжиков
Sergey Ryzhikov at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City.jpg
Born (1974-08-19) 19 August 1974 (age 45)
Space career
Roscosmos Cosmonaut
RankLieutenant colonel
Time in space
173 days 3 hours 15 minutes
Selection2006 Cosmonaut Group (TsPK-14)
MissionsSoyuz MS-02 (Expedition 49/50)
Mission insignia
Soyuz-MS-02-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 49 Patch.png ISS Expedition 50 Patch.png

Sergey Nikolayevich Ryzhikov (Russian: Сергей Николаевич Рыжиков; born on August 19, 1974), lieutenant colonel of Russian Air Force, is a Russian cosmonaut, selected in 2006.[1][2] Ryzhikov launched on his first spaceflight onboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft.[3] He spent approximately six months onboard the International Space Station taking part in Expedition 49/50, returning to Earth on April 10, 2017.[4][5]

Cosmonaut career[edit]

Expedition 49/50[edit]

The Expedition 50 flight portrait

Ryzhikov launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome for his first space flight to the ISS onboard Soyuz MS-02 as Soyuz commander, alongside fellow cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko and NASA astronaut and Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough. They were joined by the crew of Soyuz MS-03 approximately one month into their mission. They safely returned to Earth on April 10, 2017, concluding their mission after 173 days on orbit.

The Soyuz MS-02 crew prior to undocking
Ryzhikov at work in Zvezda


  1. ^ "Рыжиков Сергей Николаевич. Биография". Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
  2. ^ "Отряд ЦПК ВВС.14-й набор". Сайт «Ипытатели». Retrieved 2014-10-20.
  3. ^ Sarah Lewin (19 October 2016). "Liftoff! Soyuz Rocket Launches US-Russian Space Station Crew Into Orbit". Retrieved 19 October 2016.
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