Boeing’s main astronaut Chris Ferguson has pulled from this first-ever crewed test assignment of this”Starliner”, the organization’s new reusable space capsule designed to transport passengers and freight.
The assignment to the worldwide space station is intended for 2021.
In a video posted on Twitter, the veteran Nasa astronaut stated he’d keep on working on the program, but with his feet firmly on solid ground.
Boeing’s media office afterward verified to Associated Press which Ferguson’s daughter’s wedding has been one of his reasons for remaining.
Boeing and the other members of this capsule’s test team paid tribute to Ferguson’s conclusion.
He’ll be replaced as commander by Barry”Butch” Wilmore, a veteran of NASA’s space shuttle program, that has invested a total of 178 days in space throughout his profession.