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Nahonal Aeronauhcs and SpaceAdmin:stralion

LyndonB.JohnsonSpaceCenter Houston,Texa77058

AC713 483-5111

Milt Reim

ForRelease: June 29, 1978

Release no:

78-27

NEW ASTRONAUT CANDIDATESARRIVE AT JSC FOR TRAINING

Thirty-fivenew astronautcandidatesare scheduledto be onboard by July lO, 1978, at the NASA Johnson Space Center, ready to begin a two-year trainingand evaluationperiod.

Formal trainingwill begin on Tuesday,July 11, with all 35 astronaut candidatesparticipating.Activitiesscheduledthe remainderof July here at JSC includeaircraft life support and ejection seat trainingfor the T-38 aircraft,aircraft physiologicaltraining,T-38 aircraft systems and operations, and T-38 checkout flights.

July 31 throughAugust 3 the astronautcandidateswill travel to Homestead Air Force Base in Florida for the standardair force water survivalcourse

given by USAF instructors.

In subsequentweeks the candidateswill attend lectureson the history of spaceflight,technicalassignmentmethods and procedureswithin the astronaut office, lessons on manned spacecraftengineering,Space Shuttle program,aero- dynamics, flight operations,and the many disciplinesassociatedwith preparation

for and operationof ehicles in space. Instructorsand lecturersfor the series of lessons and briefingswill be

astronauts,engineers,management,and support contractorshere at JSC.

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