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SHKAPLEROV Anton Nikolaevich

Colonel, RF Air Forces, retired,
Test Cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: February 20, 1972, Sevastopol, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (the Ukraine).

EDUCATION:
From 1989 to 1992 he studied at Chernigov Higher Military Pilot School (HMPS).
In 1994 he graduated from Kachinsk Higher Military Pilot School with honours diploma.
In 1997 Shkaplerov graduated from Joukowski Military Air Engineering Academy with specialization: Research Engineer-Pilot.
Since 2006 he studied at the Russian Government Service Academy at the President of the Russian Federation specializing in jurisdiction.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Russian Federation Pilot-Cosmonaut (2013).
Decorated with such medals as Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation (2013), Distinguished Service Medal Third, Second and First Classes, For Combat Heroism Second Class, Air Force Service Medal. Order of Services for the Fatherland IV Class (2017).
Honorary citizen of Sevastopol hero-city (2012) and Gagarin town of Smolensk region.

FAMILY STATUS: married, has two daughters.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
From 1997 to 1998 he seved in combatant forces in Kaluga region.
Since 1998 he was a senior pilot-instructor of pilot group Sky Hussars of Aircraft Engineering Exhibition Center (AEEC), Air Forces, then - the Air Forces aviation regiment squadron commander, Kubinka, Moscow Region. He flies aircraft L-39 and MiG-29.
On May 29, 2003 by decision of the Interdepartmental Committee for the cosmonaut selection he was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass general space training (GST).
From June 16, 2003 to June 28, 2005 he passed a course of general space training and on July 5, 2005 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
In July 2008 it was reported that he was assigned to the backup crew of Expedition 22 to the ISS. On September 21, 2008 his assignment was confirmed in the ISS flight plan published by Roscosmos press-service.
In July 2009 it was reported that he was assigned to the backup crew of Expedition 27 and on a capability of his possible assignment to the prime crew of Expedition 29 to the ISS.
On October 7, 2009 his assignment was confirmed by NASA (release № 09-233).
In November 2009 he passed a clinical & physiological examination and at the meeting of the Chief Medical Board on November 19 he was recognized as fit for a spaceflight. On December 19, 2009 by the Interdepartmental Commission Shkaplerov was approved as the backup crew commander of the Soyuz TMA-17 vehicle and a member of the ISS prime crews 22/23.
During the launch of Soyuz TMA-17 TV on December 21, 2009 he was a backup of the vehicle commander.
At a period of January 20 to February 2, 2010 Shkaplerov as a member of the preliminary crew together with Anatoliy Ivanishin and Daniel Burbank participated in a two-day training for survival in the deserted area in case of emergency landing of the descent vehicle. These trainings were provided in the forest near Moscow.
At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for the selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the manned vehicles and station crews on April 26, 2010 he was qualified as a cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC detachment.
On March 4, 2011 at the Cosmonaut Training Center he together with Anatoliy Ivanishin and Daniel Burbank passed the examination training on the Soyuz TMA simulator. On March 5, 2011 the crew passed the preflight examination training on the ISS Russian Segment. The Commission of the Cosmonaut Training Center appreciated the crew operation during the integrated two-day training with an excellent mark.
On March 11, 2011 he was approved as commander of the Soyuz TMA-21 backup crew by the Interdepartmental Commission at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC and on April 4, 2011 at the meeting of the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome he was approved as commander of the Soyuz TMA-21 backup crew.
During the launch of the Soyuz TMA-21 TV on April 4, 2011 Shkaplerov was a backup of the vehicle commander.

On August 22, 2011 at the meeting of the State Medical Board (SMB) at Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (CTC) Shkaplerov was recognized fit for a space flight as the prime crew commander of the Soyuz TMA-22 vehicle. On September 1, 2011 at the Cosmonaut Training Center he together with Anatoly Ivanishin and Daniel Burbank passed the examination training on the ISS Russian Segment. On September 2, 2011 the crew passed a pre-flight examination training on the Soyuz TMA simulator. On November 12, 2011 at the meeting of the State Commission for flight tests of the manned space complexes Shkaplerov was approved as the prime crew commander of the Soyuz TMA-22 MTV.

He performed his first space flight at a period of November 14, 2011 to April 27, 2012 as the Soyuz TMA-22 vehicle commander and ISS-29/30 flight engineer together with Anatoly Ivanishin and Daniel Burbank. On February 16, 2012 in flight he performed one EVA of the duration of 06 hr 15 min on February 16, 2012. The mission duration was 165 days 7 hr 31 min.

On December 20, 2012 by decision of the Interdepartmental Commission (IDC) he was assigned to the prime crew of ISS-42/43 Expedition and the backup crew of ISS-40/41. The American party identified the remaining crew members: Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA) and Terry Virts (NASA). On January 31 - February 1, 2013 Shkaplerov together with Terry Virts and CTC instructor Sergei Gerasimenko successfully passed training in the forest near Moscow to test actions after landing in the wooded-marshy locality in winter for 48 hours.

On October 30, 2014 he began comprehensive training as the spacecraft commander together with flight engineers Samantha Christoforetti and Terry Wurtz. That day there was examination training on the ISS Russian Segment. On October 31 the crew passed the test training on the Soyuz TMA simulator. For both trainings the crew received an excellent mark.
On November 6, 2014 Shkaplerov was approved by the Interdepartmental Commission as commander of the prime crew of the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft. On November 7, 2014 his appointment was approved at a meeting of the board of Federal Space Agency (FSA).
On November 22, 2014 at a meeting of the State Commission at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Shkaplerov was approved as the prime crew commander of the Soyuz TMA-15M manned transport spacecraft.

He performed his second space flight from November 24, 2014 to June 11, 2015 as commander of the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft and the ISS-42/43 flight engineer together with Samantha Christoforetti and Terry Wurtz. The flight duration was 199 days 16 hours 42 minutes 48 seconds.

In November 2016 Shkaplerov together with Oleg Artemiev, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, Andrei Fedyaev took part in training in actions of the spacecraft crews in case of the emergency landing in the mountainous area. Training was provided in the Tuapse region of the Krasnodar territory.
On January 28, 2017 the crew consisting of Anton Shkaplerov, Janet Epps and Alexander Gerst began training in the forest near Moscow in actions after landing in the wooded-marshy area in winter.
On April 21, 2017 at a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission (IDC) he was approved as commander of the Soyuz MS-06 backup crew and the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft.
On August 30, 2017 Shkaplerov together with Scott Tingle and Shannon Walker passed a comprehensive test training on the Soyuz MS simulator and on August 31, 2017 – the examination training on the ISS RS simulator.
On September 11, 2017 at the meeting of the State Commission at the Baikonur Cosmodrome he was approved as commander of the Soyuz MS-06 backup crew.
On September 13, 2017 during the launch of the Soyuz MS-06 MTV Shkaplerov was a backup of the vehicle commander.
On November 8, 2017 on the basis of the results of the meeting of the Chief Medical Board he was found fit for a space flight by the state of health.






Scott David TINGLE

NASA Astronaut, USA

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Born on July 19, 1965 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, but considers Randolph as his hometown in the same state.

EDUCATION:
In 1987 he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University.
In 1988 he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in fluid mechanics and propulsion) from Purdue University.

FAMILY STATUS: married, has three children.

HOBBY: Playing guitar, repairing cars, work on wood.

AWARDS AND HONORS:
Awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals including one Combat Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
He served in the US Navy since 1991 and in 1993 after completing flight training he became a Navy pilot. He served as a test pilot and assistant to the Head of the System Design Program on the US Navy Air Station Patuxent River. He participated in 54 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 1998 he passed training at Navy test pilot school. By 2016 Scott TINGLE had more than 4 500 flying hours on 51 types of aircraft. On June 29, 2009 he was enrolled in NASA Astronaut Corps, the 20th NASA selection as a candidate for astronauts. Scott TINGLE completed a two-year course of general space training in July 2011 and was qualified as an astronaut. On February 3-5, 2016 he together with Ivan Wagner and CTC instructor Alexandra Tyurina passed training at the Cosmonaut Training Center in actions in case of the emergency landing in the wooded and marshy area in winter. On May 6, 2016 his appointment to the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft was confirmed in NASA press release 16-047. On June 27 – 29, 2016 he together with Alexander Skvortsov and Ivan Wagner passed training based on the 179th EMERCOM Center in “water survival” in Noginsk, Moscow region. On June 27 the crew performed the tasks of the so-called “dry” training and on June 28 – the tasks of long-term training.

On August 30, 2017 Scott TINGLE together with Anton Shkaplerov and Shannon Walker passed a comprehensive test training on the Soyuz MS simulator. On August 31, 2017 the crew passed the examination training on the ISS RS simulator.
On September 11, 2017 at the meeting of the State Commission at the Baikonur Cosmodrome he was approved as a flight engineer of the Soyuz MS-06 backup crew.
On September 13, 2017 during the launch of the Soyuz MS-06 MTV he was a backup of the vehicle flight engineer.






Norishige Kanai

JAXA Astronaut, Japan

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Norishige Kanai was born in December 1976 in Tokyo and then brought up in Chiba.

EDUCATION:
In March 2002 he graduated from National Defence Medical College. Received a doctor’s degree (medicine).

WORK EXPERIENCE:
He served at National Defence Medical College Hospital, Japan Self Defense Force Ohminato Hospital and Japan Self Defense Force Hospital Kure.
From June to September 2009 he served in Medical Service Division of the 1st Service School of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Norishige Kanai was qualified as a Diving Medical Officer.
He was selected to be an astronaut candidate by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on September 8, 2009. On September 12, 2009 Norishige Kanai was taken on the JAXA staff.
He was sent to pass general space training together with astronauts of the 20-th NASA selection to Johnson Space Center upon completion of which on July 25, 2011 Norishige Kanai was qualified as the ISS astronaut.
From July 11, 2015 he as a crewmember together with NASA astronaut Serena Aunon, engineer David Coan and ESA astronaut crew commander Luca Parmitano participated in a two-week expedition – NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO-20) in the Aquarius Undersea Lab near Key Largo, Florida.
On August 26, 2015 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported that he was appointed flight engineer of the ISS-54/55.
On February 1-3, 2016 Norishige Kanai together with Sergei Riazansky and Randolph Bresnik passed training to take actions in case of the emergency landing in the wooded-marshy area in winter and on June 24-28, 2016 – for water survival.

On May 6, 2016 his appointment to the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-07 vehicle was confirmed in press release, NASA, No.16-047.
On June 24-28, 2016 Norishige Kanai together Sergei Ryazansky and Randolph Bresnik passed training in “water survival”. On June 24 the crew performed tasks of the so-called “dry” training, on June 27 – a “long” training and on June 28 – a “short” training.
On July 28, 2017 during the launch of the Soyuz MS-05 MTV he was a backup of the vehicle flight engineer.
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I thought for a moment the crew was wearing a new type of EVA suit on their way out to the pad prior to boarding the Soyuz. Looking closer, it's only a winter over-suit they are wearing over their standard 'Sokol' launch and entry suits and the over-suit is removed before entering the spacecraft. It's really COLD in the steppes of Kazakhstan this time of year, similar to the Midwestern US.
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I thought for a moment the crew was wearing a new type of EVA suit on their way out to the pad prior to boarding the Soyuz. Looking closer, it's only a winter over-suit they are wearing over their standard 'Sokol' launch and entry suits and the over-suit is removed before entering the spacecraft. It's really COLD in the steppes of Kazakhstan this time of year, similar to the Midwestern US.
I did not go to Kazakhstan and did not wear cosmonaut costume





Published on February 25, 2014





ISS-43/44 crew:

Gennady Ivanovich PADALKA




Mikhail Borisovich KORNIENKO




Scott Joseph KELLY






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It appears Gagarin's Start memorial is located next to the launch pad. This is an illusion created by the camera's telephoto lens, the building is really some distance away from the rocket.



Just like RT reporter Gayane Chichakyan in this 2009 video is not actually standing meters from the launch pad as Soyuz blasts off. Russians are not crazy and don't do things like that.

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Published on March 17, 2014





On the second day after returning to Earth, the cosmonaut worked a manual controlled descent from orbit to the simulated surface of another planet on the centrifuge CF-18. This occurred within the framework of a series of experimental studies in the interests of interplanetary flights and the colonization of the planets of the solar system.

The purpose of the experiment was to assess the possibility of landing in manual mode after a six-month space flight.







On March 15, at the Cosmonaut Training Center at the Vykhod-2 special simulator, Sergei Ryazansky, (who completed his space flight on March 11), performed typical operations to exit in a spacesuit on the simulated surface of another planet and work on its surface.



1:03 - This was the weighing of the cosmonaut.

1:45 - They asked the astronaut not to hurry and calmly move.



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Published on December 19, 2017





On December 16, 2017, on the Baikonur cosmodrome was assembled the head of the space rocket as part of the Zenit-2SB booster rocket, the Fregat-SB upper stage and the Angosat telecommunications spacecraft. The launch is scheduled for December 26, 2017 from the site #45 of Baikonur cosmodrome.



1:17 - "Академик В. П. Легостаев"="Academician V. P. Legostayev"













Published on December 22, 2017





The rocket was reloaded to the transport and installation unit. The movement of the rocket to the start complex is scheduled for Monday, December 24, 2017.



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I hope this launch is successful after Meteor-M's launch failure last month. A different model Fregat upper stage is being used. Not sure how many more Zenit launches there will be, since that booster was manufactured in Ukraine and is out of production. I don't know for certain without checking Anatoly Zak's website.
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I hope this launch is successful after Meteor-M's launch failure last month. A different model Fregat upper stage is being used. Not sure how many more Zenit launches there will be, since that booster was manufactured in Ukraine and is out of production. I don't know for certain without checking Anatoly Zak's website.
I also hope for a successful launch





Published on December 24, 2017





Angosat is a spacecraft created by RSC Energia in the interests of the Republic of Angola. It is designed to provide broadcasting in the frequency C- and Ku-bands in the territory of the Republic of Angola, as well as the entire African continent.


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The first version of Zenit-2 looked like a giant pencil.

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The first version of Zenit-2 looked like a giant pencil.
The nice joke





Published on March 18, 2014





On March 11, 2014, at 7:24 Moscow time, the landing vehicle of the transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-10M landed. The landing vehicle landed in a designated area, not far from the city of Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan).



6:40 - This is candy.












KOTOV Oleg Valerievich

ISS-22 Flight Engineer,
ISS-23 Commander,
Commander of the Soyuz TMA TS,
RFAF Colonel,
Pilot-Cosmonaut of RF, Gagarin CTC RI Cosmonaut Detachment, Russia

BIRTH DATA AND PLACE:
October 27, 1965, Simferopol, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (the Ukraine).
Farther: Valery Ephimovich Kotov, born in 1939, a colonel, served in the staff of the Defence Ministry.
Mother: Elena Ivanovna Kotova, born in 1941, head of department of Gidrospetsfundamentstroy trust.

EDUCATION:
On July 8, 1988 he graduated from the physician training faculty (for the Air Forces) of the Kirov Military Medical Academy with a diploma of military physician and specialization: Treatment-and Prophylactic Science.
From November 1988 to December 1990 he passed a course of training at the General Military Research Air Hospital (GMRAH) where he studied procedures of the flight personnel examination in the altitude chamber and was admitted to independent work with altitude chamber СБK-80 to provide the altitude training of cosmonauts.
In 1992 he graduated from Moscow Institute of Industrial Property and Innovations with specialization: Patenting.
In 1996-1998 he studied and graduated from Kachinsk Military Pilot College as an external student; he passed specialized training as an engineer pilot.

MARITAL STATUS: married.
Wife: Svetlana Nikolaevna Kotova (Buniakina), born in 1967.
Daughter: Valeria Olegovna Kotova, born in 1994.
Son: Dmitry Olegovich Kotov, born in 2002.

HONOURS AND GOVERNMENT AWARDS:
Hero of the Russian Federation. He is awarded The Combat Heroism Russian Federation Armed Forces Medal of I and II degrees, the Service Medal of I, II and III degrees.

HOBBY: swimming, computers.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
From August 5, 1982 he was a student of Kirov Military Medical Academy.
From July 8, 1988 he was an assistant leading physician of the Cosmonaut Training Center Direction 3. He provided training for individual tolerance of different degrees of the atmosphere rarefaction, trained crews for the Mir Orbital Complex.
From March 17, 1993 to the enlistment in the cosmonaut corps. he was the leading test physician-senior research worker of the Cosmonaut Training Center (NII 1). He worked as an instructor in biomedical training of the Mir Orbital Complex crews, was a physician of PC-20 crew.
On February 9, 1996 he was recommended for enlistment in the CTC cosmonaut corps by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee.
On June 7, 1996 he was enlisted as a candidate for research cosmonauts of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center by Order of the Air Commander-in Chief.
From June 3, 1996 to March 18, 1998 he passed a course of general space training and on March 20, 1998 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee (IDQC) he was qualified as a research cosmonaut.
From May to July 1998 he passed training as a research cosmonaut of the backup crew under PC-26 program for a spaceflight onboard the Soyuz TM TSC and Mir Orbital Complex, together with S. Zaletin and A. Kaleri.
On August 13, 1998 he was a backup of the Soyuz TM-28 TSC research cosmonaut Yu. Baturin.
Since October 1998 he passes training within the test cosmonaut group for flights onboard the ISS.
From March to October 1999 he was a co-ordinator of the Cosmonaut Training Center at NASA.
On December 1, 1999 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
From October 2002 to Mach 2003 he passed training within the VC-5 backup crew together with P. Vinogradov as the Soyuz TMA TSC commander.
From February 2004 to October 2005 he passed training within the ISS-13 backup crew as the ISS flight engineer and the Soyuz TMA TSC commander.
Since January 2006 he passes training within the ISS-15 prime crew as the Soyuz TMA TSC commander and the ISS flight engineer.
From May 26 to June 2, 2006 in Sevastopol (the Ukraine) he passed training in activities in case of off-nominal water landing of the descent module within the preliminary crew together with Fedor Yurchikhin and Anousheh Ansari (USA).

He performed his first space flight from April 7 to October 21, 2007 as the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft commander and the ISS flight engineer under the program of Expedition-15 (prime crew) together with Fedor Yurchikhin and Charles Simonyi. During the flight he performed two spacewalks of the duration of 5 hr 25 min on May 30, 2007 and 5 hr 38 min on June 06, 2007.
The total mission duration was 196 days 17 hr 4 min 58 s.

In July 2008 it was reported that he was assigned to the prime crew for Expedition-22 to the ISS. On September 21, 2008 his assignment was confirmed in the ISS flight plan published by Roscosmos press-service.
On November 21, 2008 his assignment was officially confirmed by NASA (press-release №08-306) when the ISS-20-ISS-26 crew members were declared.
In October 2009 at the Baikonur cosmodrome he took part in training in Mini-Research Module (MRM2).






RYAZANSKY Sergey Nikolaevich

Test Cosmonaut,
Roscosmos Cosmonaut Detachment, Russia

BIRTH DATA AND PLACE:
November 13, 1974, Moscow

EDUCATION:
In 1991, finished secondary school No. 520 in Moscow.
In 1996, graduated from the biological faculty, chair of virology of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, specializing in "biochemistry".
In 2000 Riazansky successfully finished the post-graduate course, SSC RF-IBMP RAS, specializing in Aviation, Space and Sea Medicine.
In 2006 Riazansky defended a thesis for the degree of candidate of biological science on subject: Peculiarities of Voluntary Movements in the Support Unloading Conditions, majoring in "Physiology" and "Aviation, Space and Sea Medicine".

FAMILY STATUS:
Married, they have three children.

AWARDS AND RANKS:
Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.
Decorated with the Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation, Yu.A. Gagarin Medal and M.S. Ryazansky Medal of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics, NASA Certificate for personal contribution to work at the International project Bion-11, a Diploma for significant contribution to the International 240-day experiment on space flight simulation - SFINCSS.

HOBBY: Cosmonautics, numismatics, football, handball.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Since 1996 he worked at the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute of BioMedial Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SSC RF-IBMP RAS) as a junior researcher, since 2001 - as a researcher and since 2003 - as a senior researcher of the sensomotor physiology and prophylaxis department of SSC RF-IBMP RAS. Riazansky is a member of IBMP Bioethic Commission.
In 2000 at IBMP he participated in the SFINCSS experiment as a member of the 7-th crew, staying in the "ground space" for 28 days (March 17 - April 14, 2000).
In 2001 Riazansky took part in long-term hypokinesia experiments (3-7 days).
In 2002 he participated in the experiment with a 7-day "dry" immersion (simulation of weightlessness by immersion in the bath closed with waterproof fabric).
Since January 2003 he passed a thorough medical examination at IBMP in the scope of selection of candidates to be enlisted in IBMP cosmonaut detachment.
On March 26, 2003 Chief Medical Board (CMB) gave him permission.
On May 29, 2003 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for cosmonaut selection Riazansky was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass general space training (GST).
On June 16, 2003 he began general space training (GST) and completed it on June 27, 2005 having passed the graduation examinations with an excellent mark.
On July 5, 2005 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Board of Experts (IDBE) he got qualification as a cosmonaut researcher.
At a period of November 15-29, 2007 he took part (as the crew commander) in a 14-day check experiment under the MARS-500 Experiment Program.
From March 31 to July 14, 2009 he took part (as the crew commander) in a 105-day preparatory experiment under the program of the MARS-500 Experiment simulating a flight to Mars.
Upon the Experiment completion he began individual academic and simulator training to get qualification as a test cosmonaut.
At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the crews of the manned vehicles and stations on April 26, 2010 he was certified as the detachment cosmonaut of SSC RF-IBMP RAS.
On November 12, 2010 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Board of Experts (IDBE) he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
For the execution of Roscosmos Order No. 197, dated December 7, 2010 to organize the unified cosmonaut detachment in late December 2010 Riazansky quitted his job at SSC RF-IBMP RAS. Since January 1, 2011 by Order of CTC Head he was enlisted in Yu.A. Gagarin CTC detachment and appointed to the post of test cosmonaut, thus Riazansky was the first cosmonaut who transferred to CTC detachment.
On January 28, 2011 it was reported that he was assigned as a flight engineer to the prime crew of the ISS-37/38. On February 18, 2011 his assignment was confirmed in ESA press release No.08-2011.
From March to September 2013 Ryazansky passed training for a flight in the ISS-37/38 prime crew as the Soyuz TMA-M flight engineer and the ISS flight engineer.
On September 3, 2013 he began integrated training as flight engineer-1 of the ISS-37/38 prime crew together with commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineer-2 Michael Hopkins. That day the examination training on the ISS Russian Segment simulator was provided. Integrated training on the Soyuz TMA-M and the ISS Russian Segment simulator was provided until September 5. The crew fully completed training for a flight.
Ryazansky performed his second space flight from September 25, 2013 to March 11, 2014 as the ISS-37/38 crew flight engineer and the Soyuz TMA-10M flight engineer. The mission duration was 166 days 6 hours 17 minutes. During the flight he performed three EVAs of the total duration of 20 hours 5 minutes.
At the meeting of the Chief Medical Board on October 16, 2014 he was admitted to training in the crew.
On February 1-3, 2016 Ryazansky together with Norisighe Kanai and Randolf Bresnik passed training for actions in case of the emergency landing in the wooded – marshy area in winter. For three days the crew performed the training timeline overcoming difficulties occurred when working in uneasy weather conditions.
On May 6, 2016 his assignment to the prime crew of Soyuz MS-07 was confirmed in NASA press release 16-047.
On June 24 – 28, 2016 Ryazansky together with Norisighe Kanai and Randolf Bresnik passed training for “water survival”. On June 24 the crew performed the required tasks of the so-called “dry” training, on June 27 the crew performed the “long” training tasks and on June 28 – the “short” training tasks.
On September 7, 2016 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission it was preliminarily determined that the crew consisting of Sergei Ryazansky, Norisighe Kanai and Randolf Bresnik should be injected into orbit in May 2017 by Soyuz MS-05; so making the crew transfer to the ISS-52/53 visiting crew.
On March 14, 2017 at the meeting of the Chief Medical Board at the Cosmonaut Training Center he was recognized fit for a space flight.






Michael Scott HOPKINS

Colonel, USAF,
NASA Astronaut

DATE AND PLACE OF BITRH:
November 28, 1968, Lebanon, Missouri

EDUCATION:
Graduated from the Osage High School, Camdenton, Missouri, in 1987.
In 1991 received B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Illinois and in 1992 received M.S. in aerospace engineering, Stanford University.

FAMILY STATUS:
Married, they have two sons.

HOBBY: Tourism, skiing, weight-lifting, running, hockey, football.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Hopkins graduated from the USAF Test Pilot School and was qualified as the flight test engineer.
By the time a selection for the Astronaut Corps was made he served as an Assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
On June 29, 2009 Hopkins was enlisted in the Astronaut Corps, NASA (the 20-th selection) as a candidate for astronauts. He attended a two-year general space training course and completed it in July 2011 after which he was qualified as an astronaut.
On January 28, 2011 it was reported that he was assigned to the prime crew of the ISS-37/38 Expedition.
On February 18, 2011 his assignment was confirmed in NASA press release 11-044.
On September 6, 2011 Hopkins commenced the next phase of training under the ISS Program at Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (CTC) base. He studied systems and structure of the Soyuz TMA manned transport vehicle and the Russian modules of the International Space Station, passed training for work on the ISS Russian Segment, mastered duties of the Soyuz TMA vehicle flight engineer-2 and also trained for actions in case of landing in different climatic geographical zones and improved his knowledge of the Russian language.
On March 1, 4 and 6, 2013 Michael Hopkins together with Oleg Kotov and Sergei Riazansky successfully passed the preflight examination training at the Cosmonaut Training Center on the ISS Russian Segment and the Soyuz TMA-M simulator, in this case the crew passed the examination under the program for the ISS four-orbit rendezvous scheme.
On March 29, 2013 during the Soyuz TMA-08M MTV launch Michael Hopkins was a backup of flight engineer-2 of the vehicle.
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