Manned Space Flight Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, Volume 8

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Page 44 - He received a degree in aeronautical engineering through the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in August 1956.
Page 46 - Bryan, Tex. In August 1955 he went to the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to study aeronautical engineering.
Page 97 - Aside from the xylose tablet taken over Kano, he had his first and only food (tube of applesauce) over Canton Island during this orbit and reported no problems with eating nor any noticeable discomforts following the intake of this food. During the first orbit, the network radar systems were able to obtain excellent tracking data and this data, together with the data obtained at cutoff, provided very accurate information on the, spacecraft position and orbit. As an example, between the time the spacecraft...
Page 96 - In general, the countdown was very smooth and extremely well executed. A feeling of confidence was noted in all concerned, including the astronaut, and it is probably more than significant that this feeling has existed on the last three Mercury-Atlas launches. Powered Flight The launch occurred at 9:47:39 amest on February 20, 1962. The powered portion of the flight which lasted 5 minutes and 1 second was completely normal and the astronaut was able to make all of the planned communications and observations...
Page 66 - Some 20 private and public communications agencies throughout the world provide leased land lines and oversea radio and cable facilities. Site facilities include equipment for acquiring the spacecraft; long range radars for automatic tracking; telemetry equipment for receiving data on the spacecraft and the astronaut; command control equipment for controlling the manned vehicle from the ground, if necessary, and voice channels for ground-to-air communications. The extensive ground communications...
Page 31 - Va., for the fourth and final step In the selection process. At Langley, a group representing both the medical and technical fields evaluated the previous examinations. The seven ultimately selected were chosen as a result of physical, psychological and stress tolerance abilities and because of the particular scientific disciple, or specialty, each represents.
Page 45 - In July 1957, while project officer of the F8U, he set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York, spanning the country in 3 hours 23 minutes.
Page 169 - ... stimulate interest in problems related to the lunar mission. John D. Bird, "Short History of the Development of the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Plan at the Langley Research Center," September 6, 1963, unpublished, pp. 1-2. President Dwight D. Eisenhower directed NASA Administrator T. Keith Glennan...
Page 31 - TO MEASURE BODY EFFICIENCY Physical competence: Measured by an ergometer. a device similar to a bicycle. Subject pedals Increasing amount of weight while wearing an oxygen mask. Heartbeat and oxygen consumption determined. Evaluation is made by the amount subject can pedal by the time his heart reaches 180 beats per minute. Pulmonary function : Lung capacity and breathing efficiency determined by measuring the amount of oxygen subject breathes normally and during exercise.
Page 45 - F4Ü fighters in the Marshall Islands. During his World War II service, he flew 59 combat missions. After the war, he was a member of Fighter Squadron 218 on North China patrol and had duty in Guam. From June 1948, to December 1950, he was an instructor in advance training at Corpus Christi, Tex.

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