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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2820 on: 08/02/2018 02:12 PM »
As of May 2018, Hopkins and Fincke were both assistants to the chief for Commercial Crew, so...

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2821 on: 08/02/2018 03:31 PM »
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NASA’s last space shuttle commander — former U.S. Navy fighter pilot Chris Ferguson — will fly Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew capsule on its first piloted test mission to the International Space Station next year.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/08/02/nasas-last-shuttle-commander-to-helm-test-flight-of-boeing-crew-capsule/

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2822 on: 08/02/2018 03:38 PM »
Interesting quote from Ferguson. I'll have to track down the interview.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Ferguson said the competition between Boeing and SpaceX is “sort of grown-up capture the flag … It probably has a lot more significance to me than it does to, say, somebody from our competition.”

Hey... this is the "Fergie" from the couple of launch/reentry videos I've watched lately??
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2823 on: 08/02/2018 04:45 PM »
Interesting quote from Ferguson. I'll have to track down the interview.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Ferguson said the competition between Boeing and SpaceX is “sort of grown-up capture the flag … It probably has a lot more significance to me than it does to, say, somebody from our competition.”

Hey... this is the "Fergie" from the couple of launch/reentry videos I've watched lately??

Yes -- most recently, he was CDR for STS-135.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2824 on: 08/03/2018 03:39 PM »
https://twitter.com/spacecom/status/1025404066749276160
Boeing Flight Test:
Eric Boe - Chris Ferguson - Nicole Anapu Mann 

SpaceX Crew Dragon Flight Test
Bob Behnken - Doug Hurley 

Boeing Starliner Commercial Flight
John Cassada - Suni William 

SpaceX Crew Dragon Commercial Flight
Victor Glover - Mike Hopkins

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2825 on: 08/03/2018 03:41 PM »
Some questions mainly on how ISS crew rotation will be done once US spacecraft starts carrying people to space again:

- Why only 2 people per flight on the first missions with long term crew? Shouldn't it be 4?
- Would Russian cosmonauts fly on US spacecraft per this plan?
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2826 on: 08/03/2018 03:43 PM »
Some questions mainly on how ISS crew rotation will be done once US spacecraft starts carrying people to space again:

- Why only 2 people per flight on the first missions with long term crew? Shouldn't it be 4?
- Would Russian cosmonauts fly on US spacecraft per this plan?

also each flight will probably have a European/Canadian/Japanese astronaut.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2827 on: 08/03/2018 04:00 PM »
Great to see Williams returning to an ISS expedition.
Attended space missions: STS-114, STS-124, STS-128, STS-135, Atlas V "Curiosity", Delta IV Heavy NROL-15, Atlas V MUOS-2, Delta IV Heavy NROL-37, Falcon 9 CRS-9, Falcon 9 JCSAT-16, Atlas V GOES-R, Falcon 9 SES-11, Falcon Heavy Demo.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2828 on: 08/03/2018 04:09 PM »
I presume there will also be backup crews assigned.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2829 on: 08/03/2018 04:20 PM »
from https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-assigns-crews-to-first-test-flights-missions-on-commercial-spacecraft

"Additional crew members will be assigned by NASA’s international partners at a later date."
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2830 on: 08/03/2018 08:53 PM »
I presume there will also be backup crews assigned.
That is an incorrect assumption. NASA stopped using back-up crews a long time ago.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2831 on: 08/03/2018 09:15 PM »
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Butch Wilmore will serve as backup for both the test flight and first mission crews for Boeing's Starliner. Kjell Lindgren will be the backup for both the test flight and first mission crews for SpaceX's Dragon.

Mission positions (e.g. commander, pilot, etc.) have not yet been decided and will be announced at a later time.

(http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum35/HTML/000729.html)
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2832 on: 08/04/2018 02:00 AM »
And yes, NASA still does name backup crews for ISS Expedition assignments.  Has done so all along.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2833 on: 08/05/2018 12:06 PM »
And yes, NASA still does name backup crews for ISS Expedition assignments.  Has done so all along.
That is for long-duration missions. DM-2 and CFT are short-duration missions that don't have backup crews.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2834 on: 08/05/2018 12:18 PM »
Wilmore is backup for Starliner demo. Lindgren is backup for Dragon 2 demo.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2835 on: 08/05/2018 12:25 PM »
Wilmore is backup for Starliner demo. Lindgren is backup for Dragon 2 demo.
According to the stament above
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Butch Wilmore will serve as backup for both the test flight and first mission crews for Boeing's Starliner.
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Kjell Lindgren will be the backup for both the test flight and first mission crews for SpaceX's Dragon.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2836 on: 08/09/2018 11:54 AM »
http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum35/HTML/000729-2.html
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According to Johnson Space Center public affairs, Wilmore and Lindgren are the only backups for the astronauts assigned to their respective assigned companies' flight test and first post-certification mission (PCM).
It is still to be seen if Russia or the other international partners assign backups for their crew members (to be announced later) on the PCM flights.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2837 on: 08/09/2018 09:04 PM »
Gregory C. "Ray J" Johnson is now listed on the former astronaut page at: (https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/former) from July 24th, 2018.


August 9, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY: M18-008

Veteran Astronaut and Aviator Retires from NASA

Gregory C. “Ray J” Johnson, who piloted the space shuttle and more than 50 different aircraft, has retired after 28 years of service to the agency.

Johnson came to NASA in 1990 as a research and instructor pilot in the Aircraft Operations division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He was selected as an astronaut in 1998 and piloted space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. Most recently he had served as the chief of the Aircraft Operations division and deputy chief of the Flight Operations Directorate.

"Working and flying with Ray J has always been a pleasure," said Brian Kelly, director of Flight Operations. "We will miss him both in the office and in the air, but we wish him the best as he begins a new phase in his career.”

Johnson is a retired U.S. Navy Captain from Seattle, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington, and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

During the STS-125 mission, Johnson and his crewmates spent 12 days, 21 hours and 37 minutes in space, making repairs on the Hubble Space Telescope. They orbited the Earth 197 times, traveling more than 5 million miles.

In addition to piloting Atlantis in space, during his time at NASA, Johnson also piloted the T-38 jets used to train astronauts, the WB-57 high altitude research plane, the KC-97 Super Guppy and the KC-135 zero-gravity plane, among others. He was the fifth chief of the Aircraft Operations division chief in the group’s more than 55 years of operation, before being named deputy chief of the Flight Operations directorate.

Between his time in the Navy and at NASA, Johnson has logged more than 11,800 hours in more than 50 aircraft.

For Johnson’s complete biography, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/johnson-gc.pdf
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2838 on: 08/17/2018 03:28 PM »
Walter Villadei is back on training in the TsPK.
https://www.airpressonline.it/34702/villadei-russia-addestramento/ (in Italian)

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