Nal_onal Aeronautics and Spac Administration
LyndonB.JohnsonSpaceCenter HoustonT,exas77058 AC713 483-5/11
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.