Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryzhikov, the commander of the crew of the next mission, went to the International space station is not only a deeply religious man, but the office of a clergyman. In October-December 2014, he served as an acolyte in the temple of the Holy equal to the apostles great Prince Vladimir, which is located in the us city of Houston, according to the official website of the temple.

Attention to this fact was attracted by blogger Rustem Adagamov. In his microblog on Twitter , he posted one of the photos Ryzhikov in vestments and with the icon in hand, standing next to the priest, and wrote: “the Right – Cantor Sergei Ryzhikov, part-time astronaut who now went to the ISS on the “Union MS-02″.

The site of a temple reportedly Ryzhikov were there, being in Houston on a business trip related to his profession. “Sergey – a humble, pious Christian, attentive to the choir and altar their tasks. During his trip to Houston was in our Church at all services, prayers, memorials,” – said in the message.

To the right was an acolyte Sergei Ryzhikov, part-time astronaut who now went to the ISS on the “Union of the MC-02″ pic.twitter.com/6VW4rwzDt7



The commander of the crew went to the ISS, served as a Psalmist in the Orthodox Church in the United States 21.10.2016

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