|Basic Training Report, May 2000
This month, ASCANs received flight training, and training on the International
Space Station (ISS) system in the US.
NASDA ASCANs Furukawa, Hoshide, and Sumino received flight training using
small aircraft in Houston, Texas. This was the second flight training for
Furukawa and Hoshide following the first training last fall, and the first
for Sumino. The purposes of this training is to improve skills necessary
as an astronaut, such as multitask handling, radio communication in English,
situation recognition and decision making under pressure.
Ms. Sumino gave us her impression of what she felt during her first flight
||I am flying an airplane feeling
the vastness of Texas. Controlling aircraft attitude by comparing the outside
scenery and the instruments in the cockpit, making real-time decisions
when there is an aircraft malfunction, communicating over the radio in
English-all of these experiences are good training for me. The natural
environment, such as wind, changes day-by-day, which forces me to adapt
too. Everyday is fresh to me.|
||International Space Station(ISS) System training|
ASCAN Hoshide receiving robot arm operation training using
ISS system training was conducted at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)
in Houston, Texas. The purpose is to learn the basic structure and function
of the primary ISS systems, such as onboard computers, Electrical Power
System, Thermal Control System, Environmental Control and Life Support
System, and robotics.
The next training report will be issued in mid July.
Last Updated : June 15, 2000