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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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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #20 on: 07/10/2015 01:45 am »
I would hope John Glenn gets to go again.  ;)

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #21 on: 07/10/2015 09:41 am »
How about Alexei Leonov ?
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #22 on: 09/13/2015 07:25 pm »
I always thought that Glenn and Leonov would be a crew to consider....

Also on Monday 31 August 2015, David Livingston of The Space Show interviewed Kathy Lueders (NASA's Commercial Crew Program Manager). 

A few technical tidbits from this interview:

- Orbital demonstration test from Boeing CST-100 will carry two people: one from Boeing and one from NASA.
- Demonstration mission from SpaceX Dragon 2 will carry two people: both from NASA
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So based on the selected NASA astronauts, my bet goes to Ferguson-Hurley for Starliner-01.  They worked together on STS-135

And Boe-Behnken for DragonV2-01.   Boe because he was the other pilot, and Behnken for no special reason (because he was the previous Chief Astronaut?)
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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #23 on: 09/14/2015 05:48 pm »
Mr. Ferguson said last year, that he will not take part in this test flight.
http://www.americaspace.com/?p=61328
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“Where will Boeing look for a qualified test pilot?”

“Boeing will reach out to see who out there is qualified and wants to do this.”

“The smartest thing would be to pick an old NASA astronaut!”

“So how about you? Would you like to do it?” I quickly inquired.

“I don’t know. Sure I’d like to go to space again, who wouldn’t like to go to space,” Ferguson mused, as we chuckled.

“But it’s a business for young, steely eyed missile men,” he replied, taking himself out of the running. … Maybe …

“I think we could pry someone out of NASA and convince them to work for Boeing to fly a test flight. I wouldn’t be surprised if the phone starts ringing here in the next few months looking for someone.”

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #24 on: 09/14/2015 09:00 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised to see a one man test flight. Mission control can act as the second man to fly the craft robotically if need be.

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #25 on: 09/14/2015 09:57 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised to see a one man test flight. Mission control can act as the second man to fly the craft robotically if need be.

I'd be very surprised.

The workload for one crew member would be pretty high. It'd also send a bad message about confidence.

Even if Ferguson doesn't fly, his astro wings should be on board.

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Re: Guess the 1st CST-100 crew
« Reply #26 on: 07/22/2022 11:15 pm »
This thread may be seven years old, but NASA has announced that Barry E. Wilmore and Sunita Williams will the crew of the first manned Boeing Starliner flight (Michael Fincke has been designated to train as the backup spacecraft commander for the CFT mission),

 

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