Joint Operations Commander on the first Starliner crewed flight Colonel, USAF retired and active NASA Astronaut 381 days in space. 9 spacewalks

Houston, TX
Joined August 2010
The @USArmy has incredible expertise and experience with vertical landings and takeoffs (not to mention hover). Thanks for sharing with @NASA as we go back to the moon! #Artemis
Today was an epic experience flying the Lakota #uh72 with my space colleague @AstroIronMike. I can say we both have great respect for all the helicopter pilots out there. #artemis preparation!
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
NASA #Starliner #OFT2 post-flight press conference. Launch window & crew compliment for #CFT1 are yet to be finalised, may be assessed in the next few months. As usual lately, really coy with specifics, which is a shame. We believe @AstroIronMike @Astro_Suni & Wilmore are primes.
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Congratulations to the @Boeing and @NASA team. Great work! Looking forward to hatch opening tomorrow.
#Starliner successfully docked to @Space_Station today. The spacecraft connected to the Boeing-built International Docking Adapter at 7:28 p.m. CT. We’ll be back for #Starliner’s hatch opening ceremony on May 21 at 10:30 a.m. CT. More: starlinerupdates.com/starlin…
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Go #Starliner! Launch this evening 6:54 Florida time (Eastern)
🚀@Astro_Suni and @AstroIronMike are ready for the Orbital Flight Test-2 launch — are you? Join us at 6pm ET for live coverage as we countdown to liftoff at 6:54pm ET: clips.im.allmendenetz.de/gy6iam6NjsU
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
Did you know? #AtlasV will weigh 978,924 pounds (444,032 kg) once fully fueled during tomorrpw's countdown to liftoff of #Starliner. bit.ly/av_oft-2
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Want to go behind the scenes of #Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test-2 without leaving the comfort of your home? Join the virtual #NASASocial event to hear from our @Commercial_Crew teammates. Learn how: fb.me/e/3vQaLdWSB
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
NASA's Boeing #Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 is right around the corner and I look forward to discussing status with media today alongside my colleagues @Astro_CabanaBob, Janet Petro (Director, @NASAKennedy), @Astro_Suni, and @AstroIronMike. Live on NASA TV at 1:00pm ET.
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
.@NASA & @BoeingSpace continue to make progress on the investigation of the oxidizer isolation valve issue on Starliner's service module propulsion system. Teams are working toward launch opportunities in the first half of 2022 for Orbital Flight Test-2: go.nasa.gov/3alOycQ
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Yes, I was Buzz Lightyear’s commanding officer …
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Great images of our troubleshooting teams at work! #Starliner is safely in the @ulalaunch’s VIF where @BoeingSpace can fix things and get back to a countdown. Being careful and smart… #NASA #OFT2 #atlasv
#Starliner engineering and tech teams continue to test and evaluate the propulsion system - sending commands to engage the valves. This means more data for the team to dive into and an opportunity to continue spacecraft evaluations.
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Scrub-a-dub-dub. It happens in the space business. We’ll get ‘em next opportunity. Flexibility is key
We're confirming today's #Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 launch is scrubbed. More details soon.
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
The live broadcast of #Starliner's Orbital Flight Test-2 @Commercial_Crew launch on #AtlasV starts at ~12:30 p.m. ET for a 1:20 p.m. ET launch! #OFT2 Launch forecast remains 50 percent favorable. See it here: boeing.com/space/starliner/l…
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Night before launch. We joined @BoeingSpace’s pad team for pre-flight switch checks. @ulalaunch’s Atlas V looks spectacular! Launch is tomorrow, weather permitting.
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Hello from pad #41. Weather got better. About to head up to #Starliner and visit the pad close out team. Tomorrow’s launch is uncrewed. And we will be next!
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
🚀 Mission: @NASA's @BoeingSpace Orbital Flight Test-2 ⏰ Liftoff: Aug. 3 at 1:20 p.m. ET 🌤️ Weather: 60% favorable Be sure to tune in to NASA TV tomorrow, Aug. 3 starting at 12:30 p.m. ET for live countdown coverage: go.nasa.gov/2WEcoN6
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100th mission? That is cool! Beautiful spacecraft on a great rocket with an impressive heritage. Go #AtlasV ! Go dual-engine #centaur ! Go #Starliner ! Launch is tomorrow.
Did you know? Tomorrow's launch will mark the 100th flight from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The history includes the Viking and Voyager missions, @NASANewHorizons to Pluto, @NASAPersevere to Mars and @NASAJuno to Jupiter.
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Stay tuned! Hope you will watch this historic test mission along with us, Starliners’s first human crew.
#Starliner and Atlas V are in a safe, flight-ready configuration for @BoeingSpace's Orbital Flight Test-2. Currently, the earliest available launch opportunity is 1:20pm ET (17:20 UTC) Tuesday, Aug. 3. Get details on our @Commercial_Crew blog: go.nasa.gov/3ldmDCn
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Поздравляю! все молодцы!! наша станция лучше благодаря новому «наука» модулю.
Друзья, читаю ваши многочисленные комментарии. Не беспокойтесь! Наша работа на Международной космической станции по интеграции вновь прибывшего модуля #Наука продолжается! Сегодня вечером планируем открывать люки. Буду держать вас в курсе всех новостей))
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Mr Rogers always said to take your time to do things right. We”ll get Rosie and OFT2 launched soon and it will be great!
NEWS: Alongside our partners at @BoeingSpace, we have decided to stand down from Friday’s launch attempt of the #Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 mission: go.nasa.gov/2V64ifL
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Col. Mike Fincke retweeted
NASA отложило запуск корабля Starliner из-за инцидента с модулем "Наука" на МКС: go.tass.ru/j8BEG
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