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Starliner Crew Validates The Fit Of Their Ride

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 9, 2022
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Starliner Crew Validates The Fit Of Their Ride
Boeing CFT Crew

From left, NASA astronauts Mike Fincke, Suni Williams, and Barry “Butch” Wilmore, Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) backup spacecraft test pilot, pilot, and commander, respectively, exit the Astronaut Crew Quarters at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during a crew validation test on Oct. 18, 2022.

The astronauts, with assistance from the Boeing team, successfully completed the validation test during which they suited up and tested out the pressurized crew module to ensure seat fit, suit functionality, cabin temperature, audio system, and day of launch operations. Boeing’s CFT is scheduled to launch in April 2023.

KSC-20221018-PH_KLS01_0222 Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett larger image

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