• Short Summary

    THE NASA MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTRE IS CONDUCTING ITS FIRST GEMINI RECOVERY OPERATIONS SCHOOL IN PREPARATION FOR SPACE FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS YEAR.

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    THE NASA MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTRE IS CONDUCTING ITS FIRST GEMINI RECOVERY OPERATIONS SCHOOL IN PREPARATION FOR SPACE FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS YEAR. THE SCHOOL IS AT KINDLEY AIR FORCE BASE IN BERMUDA.

    THE TRAINING COURSE IN GEMINI RECOVERY PROCEDURES IS OFFERED TO SELECTED MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RESCUE SERVICE; THE PARARESCUE TEAMS WHO WILL HAVE FIRST CONTACT WITH THE RETURNING SPACECRAFT.

    PARTICIPATING IN THE SCHOOL WILL BE USAF PILOTS AND NAVIGATORS, THE RESCUE TEAMS AND MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL. BRIEFING OF THE GEMINI FLIGHTS AND RECOVERY PATTERNS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE GROUP DURING INITIAL SESSIONS. THEY WILL PRACTICE ATTACHING THE COLLAR USING A BOILERPLATE MODEL HAVING A GEMINI SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATION.

    INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING WILL BE FLIGHTS IN C-54 AND HC-97 AIRCRAFT WHERE NAVIGATORS WILL "HOME" IN ON THE SARAH PERSONNEL RADIO BEACON AND A GEMINI PROTOTYPE RECOVERY AID. LECTURES FOR PARARESCUE PERSONNEL WILL INCLUDE A SESSION ON HOW TO ASSIST THE ASTRONAUTS, INCLUDING HOW TO REMOVE THE MAN'S PRESSURE SUIT -- IF NECESSARY.

    INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF THE FLOTATION COLLAR AND THE ACTUAL ATTACHING OF THE DEVICE WILL BE DONE IN THE OPEN SEAS OFF BERMUDA. PILOTS, NAVIGATORS AND PARARESCUE CREWS WILL DEVOTE TWO DAYS TO THIS PHASE OF THE SCHOOL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2R1E5L6ZFEYFT0PTQEVG5S32
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2R1E5L6ZFEYFT0PTQEVG5S32
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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