In a press release released today (October 7 local time), NASA simply said that Ferguson’s decision not to fly was for personal reasons, but was further elaborated in a statement posted on twitter. “I want to share with you a difficult personal decision that I had to make. I chose to resign as commander of the manned flight test scheduled for next year. I’ve always been committed to human space; I’m committed to the starliner project, and I’m passionate about building her team. ” < / P > < p > “but next year is very important for my family,” he continued. “I’ve made some promises, but I can’t risk missing them. I’m not going anywhere. I’m not going to space next year. In fact, NASA and Boeing both said that Ferguson would be in charge of mission integration and operations. He will also begin as flight systems director for Boeing’s commercial crew program, where he will ensure that starliner meets the needs of NASA astronauts. < p > < p > Ferguson is no stranger to space flight. He has been on the shuttle three times, including serving as commander of sts-135. Wilmore, who will replace him on the starliner mission, has been in space for 178 days and completed two space station missions, so he will certainly have no major problems in space flight. < / P > < p > so, although starliner’s crew is undergoing some changes, it looks like the mission will continue as planned. Currently, the first manned test flight of Boeing starliner spacecraft is scheduled for mid-2021, but a more specific date has not been determined. Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure