Accession Number : AD0661765

Title :   A LOOK FORWARD (SCIENTISTS COMMENT ON THE FLIGHT),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Gurovskii,N. ; Egorov,B.

Report Date : 21 FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : It is believed that the training of cosmonauts for future multiplace spaceships should be designed to fit the professional training of each candidate. Previous flights have shown that difficulties encountered in weightlessness were a result of the 'individual peculiarities of the organism' and were not a reflection of the degree of physical training. The health requirements and the training program itself should reflect the fact that crews of future flights will consist of specialists of various professions. Although spaceship commanders will have to meet the strictest requirements and train far more intensively than cosmonauts performing a scientific or other specialty role, the need for cosmonauts to have 'ideal health' is no longer considered an inflexible requirement. Cosmonauts for future flights may be selected on the basis of their professional training even if they have 'certain defects in the condition of their health or the level of their general physical training.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ASTRONAUTS, SELECTION), PERSONNEL, TRAINING, SPACE CREWS, SPACE FLIGHT, MANNED SPACECRAFT, USSR

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE