Accession Number : AD0678437

Title :   WE STILL HAVE FOURTEEN MINUTES TO SPARE - THE STORY OF SPACE EQUIPMENT TEST PERSONNEL,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Melnikov,N.

Report Date : 19 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The report tells the story of two space test pilots named only as Bogdan and Sergey. The first tested Voskhod ships and the later tested Vostoks. According to Bogdan, his duties consisted of testing the performance of space ships on the ground as well as their landing capabilities. The latter test was known as check-out test (kontrol'nyy eksperiment). Bogdan also revealed that prior to the Voskhod series the astronauts had to land separately from the ship. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, *ASTRONAUTS), SPACE FLIGHT, LANDING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE CREWS, USSR

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE