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Nal_onal Aeronautics and Spac Administration

LyndonB.JohnsonSpaceCenter HoustonT,exas77058 AC713 483-5/11

Mi1ton Reim

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ReleaseNo: 78-39

August 23, 1978

ASTRONAUT CANDIDATESTO TAKE PARASAILTRAININGAT VANCE AFB, AUGUST 28

Eleven of the 35 astronautcandidatesare scheduledfor parasail

training at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahomaon Monday, August 28.

The trainingwill familiarizethem with the proper proceduresfor

landing by parachutein the event they were to make an emergencyejection from T-38 aircraft over land.

Training of this type was accomplishedby the other astronautcandidates

before they entered the NASA program.

The six female astronautcandidatesalong with five of their male

counterpartswill take part in the one day training exercise.

Astronaut candidatestaking part in the training are: Anna L. Fisher,

Steven A. Hawley, Jeffrey A. Hoffman,Shannon W. Lucid, Ronald E. McNair,

George D. Nelson, Ellison S. Onizuka,Judith A. Resnik, Sally K. Ride,

Rhea Seddon, and Kathryn D. Sullivan.

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