Accession Number:

AD0402786

Title:

ZERO GRAVITY INDOCTRINATION FOR THE GEMINI/APOLLO ASTRONAUTS

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The activities to be performed during weightless flight aboard the ASD zero-G aircraft for in doctrinating and training the GeminiApollo astronauts are described. The activities were chosen because they illustrate motions or behavior patterns that are significantly different during weightlessness from those under normal gravity conditions. The particular significance of each activity as it pertains to orbital flight is discussed. The period of weightlessness that can be produced aboard the KC-135 is approximately 30 seconds. Most of the activities described in this brochure can be completed safely within the 30 seconds allowed.

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE