01
Chris Ferguson

Director of Mission Integration and Operations & Crew Systems

Ferguson led the development of the CST-100 Starliner’s crew and mission systems. A former U.S. Navy captain and NASA astronaut, Ferguson piloted space shuttle mission STS-115 and commanded STS-126 and the final mission, STS-135. He has logged over 40 days in space and 5,700 hours in high-performance aircraft. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and a master’s from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Missions

03

Days in Space

40

Earth Orbits

640

Musical Instrument of Choice

Drums

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02
Nicole Mann

NASA Test Pilot Astronaut

Selected as a NASA astronaut in 2013, Nicole Mann holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's from Stanford University. Currently a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps, Mann deployed twice aboard aircraft carriers in support of combat operations and was a test pilot for the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet.

Flight Hours

2,500

Aircraft Flown

26

Military Missions

47

Favorite Sport

Soccer

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03
Michael Fincke

NASA Test Pilot Astronaut

After receiving two bachelor's degrees from MIT and a master's from Stanford University, Mike Fincke became a flight test engineer for the U.S. Air Force, with over 1,900 hours in 30 aircraft. Selected as a NASA astronaut in 1996, Fincke served on Space Station Expeditions 9 and 18, launching and landing on the Russian Soyuz. Fincke then flew on space shuttle mission STS-134. With the Starliner Crew Flight Test, Fincke will be the first astronaut since John Young to fly on three launch vehicles into orbit.

Missions

03

Days in Space

382

Earth Orbits

6,106

Spacewalks

9 in 2 different spacesuits

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04
Suni Williams

NASA Astronaut

Training as commander for the Starliner's first post-certification mission, Sunita "Suni" Williams holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's from Florida Institute of Technology. She served as a CH-46 Sea Knight commander and pilot and has logged over 3,500 hours in over 30 aircraft as a test pilot. She was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1998 and logged 322 days aboard the International Space Station on Expeditions 15/16 and 32/33.

Missions

02

Days in Space

322

Earth Orbits

5,152

Spacewalks

7

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05
Josh Cassada

NASA Astronaut

After completing his physics Ph.D. research at Fermilab, Dr. Josh Cassada earned his Wings of Gold as a naval aviator in 2001. He has accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours in over 40 different aircraft and has flown 23 combat missions. Cmdr. Cassada has served in the U.S. Navy as a patrol plane commander, mission commander, instructor pilot, and test pilot, including Boeing P-8A Poseidon testing. NASA selected him as an astronaut in 2013. He will fly on Starliner's first post-certification mission.

Flight Hours

3,500

Aircraft Flown

40

Combat Missions

23

Field of Study

Physics

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06
Jeanette Epps

NASA Astronaut

Selected as a NASA astronaut in 2009, Dr. Jeanette Epps has since completed NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations training (NEEMO), as well as the European Space Agency's program CAVES for valuing and exercising human behavior and performance skills. Dr. Epps holds a bachelor's degree from Le Moyne College in New York and a master's and doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. She is currently training for Boeing's first operational mission, known as Starliner-1.

Doing Undersea Research

9 Days

Living Underground

6 Days

Years at the CIA

7

Research Patents

2

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Barry "Butch" Wilmore

Barry "Butch" Wilmore holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and master's degree from the University of Tennessee. Following his tenure as a fleet Naval officer and pilot, Wilmore was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000. He piloted space shuttle mission STS-129, and commanded Expedition 42 onboard the International Space Station. Wilmore will make his third trip to the station as commander of the Starliner's crewed flight test.

Missions

02

Earth Orbits

2,848

Days in Space

178

Spacewalks

04

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