Remember this cover from 2011? When we profiled Chris Ferguson (mechanical engineering ’84) in Drexel Magazine seven years ago, we thought we were writing a final chapter in both his career as an astronaut, and in America’s space flight program, for which he commanded the final mission. But that was before Boeing and Space X got into the galactic travel business. Ferguson, 56, is now part of Boeing’s Starliner team, in charge of building a spaceship under contract with NASA. Recently he was chosen to climb into his spacesuit once more. In mid-2019, he will command the aerospace company’s test launch of the world’s first commercial space taxi to the International Space Station, a giant leap for mankind that could one day mean ordinary people can catch a ride on a rocket, too.