Office, and the Astronaut Corps. It also explains new situations that the human spaceflight program is facing, such as the introduction of new spacecraft. It provides findings and recommendations concerning the role and size of the FCOD’s activities and the size of the Astronaut Corps.

Chapter 3 responds to the committee’s second and third tasks regarding ground-based training facilities and the T-38N fleet. It explains the role of spaceflight readiness training, how it is served by the T-38N fleet of training aircraft, and possibilities for future simulator-based training; it also notes that other occupations offer potential lessons for NASA astronaut training. It provides findings and recommendations concerning ground-based training facilities, the T-38N aircraft fleet, and simulators.

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