Boeing Crewed Flight Test
CFT Starliner under construction in 2018
|Members||Christopher J. Ferguson|
E. Michael Fincke
Nicole V. Aunapu Mann
|Start of mission|
|Rocket||Atlas V N22|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral SLC-41|
|Docking with ISS|
|Time docked||Two weeks to six months|
Boeing Crew Flight Test (also known as Boe-CFT) will be the first crewed mission of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station, and the second orbital flight test of the Starliner overall after the uncrewed flight test. Its launch date is currently unclear, it is planned to deliver three to four astronauts to the ISS for five months.
|TBD 1|| Christopher Ferguson, Boeing|
|TBD 2|| Michael Fincke, NASA|
|TBD 3|| Nicole Aunapu Mann, NASA|
Barry E. Wilmore will serve as backup for both Boe-CFT and for the first Starliner mission crews. Due to medical reasons, Eric Boe, who was originally assigned to the mission in August 2018 was replaced by Michael Fincke on January 22, 2019. Boe will replace Fincke as the assistant to the chief for commercial crew in the astronaut office at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
|Commander|| Sunita Williams, NASA|
|TBD 2|| Josh A. Cassada, NASA|
|TBD 3|| Barry E. Wilmore, NASA|
The second Atlas V N22 rocket variant, designated AV-082, will launch the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft with a crew of three to four. The vehicle will dock with the International Space Station, and return to Earth under parachutes for a ground-landing in the United States. Originally the mission was scheduled to fly a shorter mission of about two weeks, although it had been speculated for sometime that, due to delays to the Commercial Crew Program Boe-CFT would be extended to a full-fledged ISS crew rotation mission. In April 2019 NASA announced the mission had been fully extended to a crew rotation mission. This will be the first launch of a crewed spacecraft by an Atlas V rocket, and alongside Crew Dragon Demo-2, one of the first two crewed orbital flights from the United States after the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011.
- Commercial Crew Development
- Dragon 2
- Crew Dragon Demo-2, SpaceX's first crewed mission of their capsule
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