- Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson has stepped down from Boeing’s 2021 crewed flight test
- In a Twitter video, Ferguson stressed his dedication to the Starliner program and said it was a difficult decision
- He will be replaced by a veteran NASA astronaut, giving the mission an all-NASA crew
The commander of the 2021 crewed Boeing flight test has stepped down from his position for “personal reasons.” He will be replaced by another veteran astronaut.
NASA and Boeing announced on Wednesday that astronaut Chris Ferguson will no longer be the commander of next year’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the International Space Station (ISS). In their respective statements, both NASA and Boeing said Ferguson decided to step down from the mission for “personal reasons” but did not go into further details.
In a video Ferguson shared on Twitter, he stressed his dedication to the Starliner program, saying it was a