Status: Inactive; Active 2003-2018.. Born: 1974-11-13. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 304.97 days. Birth Place: Moscow.
Graduated from Lomonosov University with a degree in biochemistry in 1996.
Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Sergey Nikolaevich RyazanskIy
Soyuz TMA-M Flight Engineer
ISS Flight Engineer
Test Cosmonautof Roskosmos (Russia)
No spaceflight experience
BIRTHDATE AND BIRTHPLACE:Born 14 November, 1974 in Moscow.
PERSONAL DATA: Ryazansky is married. There are three children in the family. His parents,
Tatyana Yuryevna and Nikolay Mikhailovich Ryazansky, reside in Moscow.
EDUCATION: In 1991 graduated from school # 520 in Moscow and entered the Moscow State University, which he graduated from in 1996 as a biochemist.
In 2000 he graduated from the post-graduate course of the Russian Federation State Science Center at the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 2006 he presented a Ph.D. thesis in biology, specializing in physiology and aerospace/naval medicine, his work entitled “Particular features of autokinetic motion in microgravity”.
EXPERIENCE: Upon graduation from the Moscow State University from July 1996 to February 2003 he was working at the Institute of Biomedical Problems as a junior scientist, scientist and senior scientists. He mostly specialized in development and testing means of preventive measures to microgravity adverse impact.
SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING: In June 2003 he was selected as a cosmonaut candidate of the IBMP Cosmonaut Corps. From June 2003 to July 2005 he was taking basic training at the GCTC. Following successful evaluation he was certified as a cosmonaut-researcher.
From March 2007 to September 2011 he was taking advanced training at GCTC.
In spring of 2009 S. Ryazansky was a crew commander of a 105-day-long isolation experiment in the framework of the Mars-500 Project.
In November 2010 the Interdepartmental Certification Board certified him as a test cosmonaut.
Since December 2010 he is a test cosmonaut of the GCTC Cosmonaut Corps.
He is assigned to the E35/36 Backup Crew and since September 2011 takes training as the Soyuz TMA-M and ISS Flight Engineer.
HONORARY AWARDS: He is an honoured space hardware test engineer. Is awarded with Yu. A.Gagarin and M.S. Ryazansky medals of Russian Federation of Cosmonautics. Has NASA certificate for personal contribution to the Bion-11 International Project and a diploma for significant contribution to the SFINCSS International 240-day-long spaceflight simulation experiment.HOBBIES: Numismatics, playing the guitar, tourism, sport games.
Russian physician cosmonaut, 2003-2018. Worked at IMBP, in the post of senior scientific researcher at the "Sensomotornoy, Fiziology i Profilaktiky" department. Cosmonaut training 16 June 2003 - 27 June 2005. 2 spaceflights, 305.0 days in space. Flew to orbit on Soyuz TMA-10M (2013), Soyuz MS-05.
Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS at 02:28 GMT on 29 March. Soyuz TMA-08M undocked from the ISS and made its deorbit burn at 02:05 GMT. The BO and PAO modules were jettisoned at 02:32 GMT and the SA descent module containing Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy touched down safely in Kazakhstan at 02:58 GMT after 166.3 days in space.
The crew exited the station via the Pirs module. They carried an Olympic torch for a publicity event. The Yakor platform was removed from Zvezda's transfer compartment but could not be attached to the VRM/URM-D articulating mount on side IV of the main part of Zvezda, and was brought inside instead. A piece of equipment called DPN was be removed from the VRM (it was installed on the EVA in August 2013). The RK-21-8 Radiometria experiment installed on 2011 Feb 16 on another URM-D experiment mount on side II of Zvezda was disconnected, but the astronauts had trouble stowing its deployed panels.
The crew installed two video cameras from the Vancouver-based company UrtheCast. After struggling with the cabling on the medium resolution camera, the astronauts jettisoned the UrtheCast MRC cable reel and an obsolete space science experiment, Vsplesk. The new Seismoprognoz experiment launched on Progress M-21M was installed on Zvezda to replace Vsplesk. It was then reported that the UrtheCast cameras were not working correctly, and the astronauts were ordered to dismount them and bring them back inside.
The crew performed a rerun of December's attempt to install the UrtheCast video cameras outside the Zvezda module. This time the cameras were left outside, and the high resolution camera was returning telemetry; the medium resolution camera, however, is still not working.
See Soyuz-MS 04. Soyuz MS-04 docked with the ISS Poisk module 6hr 4min after launch. Soyuz commander was Fyodor Yurchikin and flight engineer was Jack Fischer. This was the first two-person Soyuz mission in 14 years (Soyuz TMA-2 in Apr 2003), as Russia scaled back its ISS crew pending completion of the delayed Nauka module.
Retrieved the "Restavratsiya" (Restoration) Experiment Hardware, Launched 5 Nano Satellites one of them being a Sputnik satellite named "Zerkalo" which was launched to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original Sputnik and the birth of rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Cleaned the windows on the Russian segment and installed "Test" containers on the hatches of the Pirs Docking Compartment and the Poisk Module, Retrieved CKK 9M9 cassettes from Zvezda, Installed Struts, Gap Spanners, and Handrails on Zvezda in preparation for the arrival of Nauka in the future, Installed the "Impact" trays by the Zvezda thrusters, and photographed the aft end of Zvezda and the "OHA" Antenna, Installed Struts, Gap Spanners, Handrails, and Ladders on Poisk, Photographed the Russian Segment.