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Chief astronaut swaps space trip for daughter's wedding

Chief astronaut swaps space trip for daughter's wedding

Boeing's chief astronaut Chris Ferguson has pulled out of the first-ever crewed test mission of the "Starliner", the company's new reusable space capsule designed to carry passengers and cargo. The mission to the international space station is planned for 2021. In a video message posted on Twitter, the veteran Nasa astronaut said he would continue working on the programme, but with his feet firmly on solid ground.

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