# Identify this astronaut and shuttle mission

After about 02:00 in the Kinematic video SpaceX Delivers Critical Docking Adapter for NASA to the ISS the astronaut says:

You know the Space Shuttle’s been with us, it’s been the heart and soul of the human spaceflight program for about 30 years and you know, it’s a little sad to see it go away, but hopefully in the not too distant future you’re going to see a heavy lift vehicle manufactured by our commercial partners designed by NASA in partnership, and we’re going to go back to the Moon; back to Mars.

So the future is very bright.

Is it possible to identify the astronaut and the shuttle mission?

It's Chris Ferguson, commander of STS-135 (which is the mission) and now manager of the Boeing CST-100 program, and slated to command its first mission.

still from video

crew portrait

in CST-100 suit

• Thanks! I thought that what he said there was interesting and added it to this answer as well. – uhoh Mar 18 '19 at 16:51