Sergey Nikolayevich Ryzhikov
19 August 1974|
Bugulma, Russian SFSR
Time in space
|173 days 3 hours 15 minutes|
|Selection||2006 Cosmonaut Group (TsPK-14)|
|Missions||Soyuz MS-02 (Expedition 49/50)|
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. Ryzhikov launched on his first spaceflight onboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. He spent approximately six months onboard the International Space Station taking part in Expedition 49/50, returning to Earth on April 10, 2017.
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.
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