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  [Discuss] Boeing CST-100 Starliner CFT mission

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-03-2019 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please use this topic to discuss Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station.

issman1
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Now it's clear why Soyuz MS-16 will launch with two Russian cosmonauts and a Japanese astronaut in March/April 2020. The other USOS crew will launch on the first manned Starliner right around January.

carmelo
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posted 04-11-2019 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any news about Ferguson? He is still in the crew for the first flight of Starliner?

Robert Pearlman
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Yes, Chris Ferguson is still a member of the Starliner crew test, along with Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann. The three are undergoing training for the mission, as these photos show.

Above: Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson helps NASA astronauts Nicole Mann (left) and Mike Fincke (right) train for a spacewalk inside the International Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston in February.

Above: Boeing astronaut and CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test crew member Chris Ferguson trains for a contingency water landing in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Above: NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson review International Space Station training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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