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Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« on: 04/17/2015 10:01 pm »
Ok, new topic.

Go ahead you all, pick the crew for the first CST-100 flight, and we will see who's right in a few months  ;)

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #1 on: 04/17/2015 10:06 pm »
I bet that the Boeing crewmember will be Chris Ferguson and that the NASA crewmember will be Mike Fincke.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #2 on: 04/17/2015 11:00 pm »
Chris Ferguson and Eric Boe.

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #3 on: 04/17/2015 11:10 pm »
John Young has to be aboard!

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #4 on: 04/17/2015 11:15 pm »
You may want to provide a list of potential boeing and NASA astronauts...

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #5 on: 04/17/2015 11:58 pm »
Chris Ferguson and Sunny Williams.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #6 on: 04/18/2015 12:19 am »
Chris Ferguson seems like a pretty popular choice for the Boeing guy on here, I just don't see any real reason why. If he wanted to fly in space again he'd have stayed with NASA.

I think Mike Fincke's a decent candidate for the NASA astronaut (either CST-100 or the first Dragon flight) as he's one of the astronauts in the Exploration Branch of the Astronaut Office that supports Commercial Crew per his bio.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #7 on: 04/18/2015 12:52 am »
John Young has to be aboard!

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #8 on: 04/18/2015 01:01 am »
John Young has to be aboard!

Susie would kill him if he tried...

I seriously doubt he's well enough these days. And even if he were - he's nearly 85.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #9 on: 04/18/2015 02:59 pm »
Chris Ferguson (Boeing) and Doug Hurley (NASA), since both are already familiar with each other's working practices since they flew as CDR and PLT on STS-135. Also good for PR - last shuttle pilots flying together on new vehicle, etc.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #10 on: 04/18/2015 03:52 pm »
Chris Ferguson seems like a pretty popular choice for the Boeing guy on here, I just don't see any real reason why. If he wanted to fly in space again he'd have stayed with NASA.

He is a former NASA astronaut working, now the director of Crew and Mission Operations for Boeing's CST-100. I can think of few other Boeing employees nearly as qualified to fly as the corporate astronaut.

I would expect an experienced shuttle commander/two time pilot for the NASA choice. I'll go with George Zamka.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #11 on: 04/18/2015 05:07 pm »
Probably should be in the Commercial Crew section, but hey it was started by a mod ;D

Chris Ferguson and I also think Mike Fincke.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #12 on: 04/18/2015 08:06 pm »
I got to talk to Doug Hurley late last year and he said he is one of the astronauts being considered for the test flight on either CST-100 or Dragon

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #13 on: 04/18/2015 09:49 pm »
What about Randy Bresnik and Serena Aunon?
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #14 on: 04/19/2015 12:50 am »
Chris Ferguson and Cady Coleman. I don't think that will be the crew, but I'd love that. Doug Hurley would be my actual guess.
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #15 on: 04/19/2015 11:42 pm »
I think some of this just depends on what Astronauts are focused on CST-100 versus Dragon. Does anyone here have an idea of that?

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #16 on: 04/20/2015 03:15 am »
Buzz Aldrin and Lisa Nowak.


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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #17 on: 05/26/2015 12:59 pm »
Which former NASA Astronauts, besides Chris Ferguson, work now at Boeing?

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #18 on: 07/09/2015 04:06 pm »
Looks like the NASA astronaut will be one of these 4:


•Robert Behnken
•Sunita Williams
•Eric Boe
•Douglas Hurley


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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #19 on: 07/10/2015 01:03 am »
I think some of this just depends on what Astronauts are focused on CST-100 versus Dragon. Does anyone here have an idea of that?

generic for now.  Only Ferguson works for Boeing.  Some companies may decided to not have company astronauts onboard. 

 

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