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Astronaut Candidates 2004 - Training Journals

Journal 13
April 2005
"In early April, in addition to our study of shuttle systems, we took a two-week introductory program in Russian language and culture." Read more ...
Journal 12
March 2005
"During the last weeks of March, we participated in a training exercise where I finally felt like an astronaut. You might be asking, 'Haven’t you been at this training for quite awhile?'" Read more ...
Journal 11
April 2005
"We've told you a bit about our travels to NASA Centers, but we must finish our tale with our last three visits that took place from late January to the beginning of April." Read more ...
Journal 10
March 2005
"The past few months have been spent primarily in the classroom studying Space Shuttle systems. The training schedule has been broken up into tiers, much like quarters or grading periods." Read more ...
Journal 9
October 18 - 22, 2004
"We were given earplugs and waited in anticipation. All of a sudden there was a very loud boom. You could feel the rumble going through your body." Read more ...
Journal 8
October 11 - 15, 2004
"We had the opportunity to experience a simulation of reduced-gravity as well as Martian and lunar gravity in NASA's KC-135 'Weightless Wonder,' which is affectionately known as the 'Vomit Comet.' " Read more ...
Journal 7
September 13 - 17, 2004
"We are visiting the Centers to learn more about the research being conducted 'to understand and protect our home planet, to explore the universe and search for life, and to inspire the next generation of explorers.'" Read more ...
Journal 6
September, 2004
"We reported to Ellington Field for a week of ground school on NASA’s training jet, the T-38N. The instruction by the NASA instructor pilots was great." Read more ...
Journal 5
August 23 - August 27, 2004
"Instead of being picked up by our rescuers, we were told that they were not able to come after all and that we would have to spend the night. We would have to put into use all that we had learned." Read more ...
Journal 4
August 9 - August 20, 2004
"After completing our T-34 flight syllabus in Pensacola, it was time for many of us to begin or complete moving our families to Houston." Read more ...
Journal 3
July 5 - July 9, 2004

"Each day we arrived early at the squadron to get the weather reports, and then we reviewed our planned flight and emergency procedures with our instructor pilot." Read more ...
Journal 2
June 28 - July 2, 2004
"We learned the systems of the T-34 trainer plane, communication protocols, the pre-flight, flight, and post-flight checklists, as well as emergency procedures." Read more ...
Journal 1
June 21 - June 25, 2004
"Our first week in Pensacola was spent doing water survival activities, aviation physiology (health issues related to flying), and ejection techniques." Read more ...

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 07/01/2009
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