Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson steps down from Starliner flight

  • Former NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson is stepping down from the first crewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spaceship for family obligations, including his daughter’s wedding.
  • Boeing’s crewed test flight, part of its efforts with NASA to develop new human spaceflight capsules, has been delayed after software issues prevented the Starliner from reaching the space station during an uncrewed test flight.
  • NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore will take Ferguson’s place.
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The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric

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Chris Watts Is Corresponding with Women from His Prison Cell: Source

Chris Watts Is ‘Triggered’ by Netflix Documentary, Which ‘Makes Him Feel a Lot of Shame’: Source

“American Murder: The Family Next Door” began streaming on September 30

Chris Watts, the man who murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters, has found a way to pass the time as he spends his days in prison: He is corresponding with multiple women, PEOPLE confirms.

“He got a lot of letters at first,” says a source who has spoken with Watts in jail. “Many of them are from women who thought he was handsome and felt compassion for him. He had nothing better to do, so he wrote them back. And he started having penpals. A couple of them stood out, and they’ve kept in contact.”

And are the women troubled by Watts’ horrific crimes?

“Believe it or not, no,” the source says. “They have compassion on him, despite what he did.”


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Chris Colfer reveals ‘incredible’ gift Naya Rivera had that would ‘always’ lift his spirits

Chris Colfer reveals the ‘incredible’ gift his late Glee co-star Naya Rivera had that would ‘always’ lift his spirits if he ‘was in a bad mood’

Chris Colfer recently revealed the way his late friend and Glee co-star Naya Rivera would lift his spirits when they were low.

‘A lot of people probably don’t know this, but Naya had the most incredible impressions,’ he shared to E! News this week.

The 30-year-old said of Naya’s impersonations that she ‘was always, always ready to give you one if you were in a bad mood.’

Pictured in 2012: Chris Colfer recently revealed the way his late friend and Glee co-star Naya Rivera would lift his spirits when they were low

He dished: ‘Yeah, she had this one of Kim Kardashian on jury duty that

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