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Kyle Herring December 5, 1995

RELEASE: 95-072

ASTRONAUT SELECTION CONTINUES WITH FOURTH GROUP OF INTERVIEWS

The fourth of several groups of prospective astronauts will be at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) the week of December 10 for orientation, interviews and medical evaluations.

The fourth group of 20 includes Christopher F. Chyba, Ph.D., Plainsboro, NJ; Sheryl J. Dunnette, Houston, TX; E. Michael Engle, Webster, TX; Michael J. Foreman (Commander, USN), Leonardtown, MD; Robert F. Fuschino (Major, USAF), Valencia, CA; Derle G. Hagwood, Jr. (Major, USMC), Stafford, VA; Charles O. Hobaugh (Captain, USMC), Lexington Park, MD; Dr. Worthe S. Holt, Jr., Beech Grove, IN; Mark M. Jackson (Captain, USA), Reston, VA; Dr. Douglas W. Johnson, Jacksonville, FL; Ginger Kerrick, Webster, TX; Stanley N. Koszelak, Ph.D., Riverside, CA; Jennifer M. Long, Ph.D., California, MD; Carl Meinhart, Ph.D., Novi, MI; Donald R. Pettit, Ph.D., Santa Fe, NM; Marcum L. Reagan, League City, TX; Ernest Simo, Ph.D., Dallas, TX; Huland C. Smith (Major, USAF), Niceville, FL; Natalie A. Strain, Poquoson, VA; and Shannon Walker, Ph.D., Seabrook, TX.

Astronaut candidate selections are conducted approximately every 2 years. The number of candidates selected depends upon the Space Shuttle flight rate, overall program requirements and astronaut attrition.

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