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Chris Ferguson, Director of Crew and Missile Systems, Boeing

NASA has chosen two contractors to build new capsules and ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. The larger of the two awards, $4.2 billion, went to Boeing. The first launch is scheduled for 2017. Chris Ferguson is the director of Crew and Mission Systems for Boeing's Commercial Crew program. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the contract and the next steps for the project.

Tags: Tom Temin , Chris Ferguson , NASA , Boeing , International Space Station , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:11pm EDT
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NASA picks 8 new astronauts, 4 of them women

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Thursday - 06/20/2013, 03:20pm EDT

Call for new astronauts garners 6,000 applicants

NASA recently put out a call for new applicants to ensure that its astronaut corps is fully stocked for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More than 6,000 people applied for 10 to 15 positions.

Tags: NASA , Duane Ross , Federal Drive , workforce , hiring , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/13/2012, 11:35am EST
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NASA taking applications for next class of astronauts

Duane Ross, the manager of astronaut candidate selection and training at NASA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the astronaut application process.

Tags: Duane Ross , NASA , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/14/2011, 09:29am EDT
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