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Intersection: A Shuttle Commander’s Return To Space


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Commercial Crew astronauts Eric Boe, Chris Ferguson and Nicole Mann. Photo: Brendan Byrne / WMFE

Chris Ferguson- who flew the shuttle as a NASA astronaut- is headed back to space. This time he’ll be piloting the Boeing Starliner, one of the commercial spacecraft designed to take astronauts into orbit from US soil.

Ferguson talks about the mission and the new spacecraft with 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne. 

To hear a longer version of this interview, download the Are We There Yet podcast.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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