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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center
(Phone: 321/861-2468)

Astronaut Candidates at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for Training
The astronaut candidate class of 2004 will be at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., April 4 through 6 to participate in firefighting training and familiarization tours. An opportunity for media to speak with the candidates is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 9-10 a.m. at the KSC News Center.

The class of 14 candidates, selected on May 6, 2004, includes three candidates from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as well as three educator astronauts, who were school teachers chosen from among thousands of applicants.

During their visit, the candidates will tour the Orbiter Processing Facility, Space Station Processing Facility, Vehicle Assembly Building, Launch Control Center, Shuttle Landing Facility and the Space Shuttle Launch Pads.

The candidates will also participate in activities at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in Orlando, the afternoon of April 6.

Media who do not currently possess KSC credentials may request them online at:

Video and still photographs of the astronaut candidate activities will be available at the conclusion of their visit on April 6.

Biographies of the astronaut candidates are available on the Internet at:

For more information on NASA and Agency programs on the Internet visit:


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