|Basic Training Report, April 2000
The April training report for NASDA astronaut candidates (ASCANs) Furukawa,
Hoshide and Sumino is presented here.
During the first half of April, the ASCANs received lectures on Space Shuttle
systems, launch, and landing at NASA Johnson Space Center.
||Lectures on Space Shuttle|
To learn the basics of Earth Observation, they had lectures related to
Earth observation systems and remote sensing technology, and participated
in hands-on training of image data analysis and processing in the latter
half of April. They also participated in field activity for data acquisition
at NASDA's(JAXA's) Earth Observation Center, Hatoyama. Earth observation is one
of the important fields aboard the International Space Station. It is expected
to contribute in the fields of Earth environment monitoring and atmospheric
ASCANs received lectures on Crew Resource Management (CRM) at Tsukuba Space
Center. Basically, CRM is a concept which will contribute in safely and
efficiency of flight through resource management to optimize teamwork among
the crew. Aircraft pilots and crew members need to carefully manage all
available resources, both human and material. These are learned through
||Crew Resource Management (CRM)|
Together with the ground controllers, training personnel, and flight surgeons,
who all support the astronauts, ASCANs, learned how to analyze their emotions,
how to communicate with team members, how to lead the team, and how to
reasonably judge and make decisions to accomplish given objectives.
The next training report will be issued in mid June.
Last Updated : June 8, 2000