The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

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Boeing and the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

27 September 2017 3:30pm to 4:30pm


Room T203
Hawken Engineering Building (50)
UQ St Lucia


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Explore the future of space travel with Chris Ferguson, former NASA astronaut and Director of Crew and Mission Operations for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner program.

Boeing is revolutionising the development and operation of spacecraft to make space travel safer and more cost effective than ever before with the Starliner.

Chris Ferguson will share his experiences as an astronaut, how Boeing is developing new technologies for human spaceflight and how you can launch your aerospace career with The University of Queensland.

About Christopher Ferguson

Christopher Ferguson is the Director of Crew and Mission Systems for Boeing's Commercial Crew Program, where he works with NASA to ensure Boeing’s design supports their human rating requirements. 

A retired U.S. Navy captain and former NASA astronaut, Christopher was pilot of STS-115 (Atlantis) and commander of STS-126 (Endeavour) and the final shuttle mission, STS-135 (Atlantis). He has logged more than 40 days in space and 5,700 hours in high-performance aircraft. He also served as deputy chief of the Astronaut Office and was spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) for the STS-118, -120, -128 and -129 missions.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Christopher Ferguson's NASA biography


Please direct enquiries for this event to:

Tania Fortune, Events Officer
p: 3346 6459