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Taking Flight for Cosmonautics Day with @sergeyiss

To see more of Sergey’s photos from this planet and beyond, check out @sergeyiss on Instagram.

(This interview was conducted in Russian.)

Sergey Ryazanskiy (@sergeyiss) shares images of stunning sunrises, erupting volcanoes and cities lit up at night from the most exotic of locations: outer space. After years of working in biochemistry and research, he left Moscow to study at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, in 2003. Sergey waited 10 years for his first flight to the International Space Station, and is preparing for his next mission, scheduled for November 2017. “Life on board is bizarre and unusual,” Sergey says. “You have to learn how to do a lot of things all over again, discovering things you hadn’t even thought about on Earth.” #CosmonauticsDay