NASA announced the astronauts who had been selected to fly on the first CCP missions on Friday, Aug. 3 at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Photo Credit: Patrick Atwell / SpaceFlight Insider
Boeing has experienced a rearranging of the astronauts assigned to Starliner’s first crewed flight.
Boeing’s Crew Flight Test 1 is currently scheduled to take place in August of this year (2019). The crew for that mission was set to consist of NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Aunapu Mann as well as former NASA astronaut Christopher Ferguson (who now works for Boeing). Boe and his crewmates had been assigned to the Boeing CST-1 in August of last year (2018).
NASA astronaut Eric Boe during the Commercial Crew Program flight assignment presentation in August of 2018. Photo Credit: Patrick Atwell / SpaceFlight Insider
It was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 22 that Boe is unable to fly due to unspecified medical reasons and has been replaced on the mission by three-time spaceflight veteran Michael Fincke.
The change in the crew lineup will, essentially, be a swap-out between the two astronauts. Fincke will take Boe’s seat on Crew Flight Test 1 and Boe will assume Fincke’s role as the ...