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从普通人中选宇航员

2005-08-29 09:07

  摘要:

  马来西亚目前正准备对数百名申请成为该国首位宇航员的公民进行身体健康状况测试,具体要求是在不到20分钟的时间里跑完2英里(合3.22公里)的路程。

  Malaysia is to test the physical fitness of hundreds of its citizens who applied to be the country's first astronaut by asking them to run two miles in a less than gruelling 20 minutes.

  马来西亚目前正准备对数百名申请成为该国首位宇航员的公民进行身体健康状况测试,具体要求是在不到20分钟的时间里跑完2英里(合3.22公里)的路程。预计该国首名宇航员将于2007年升上太空。

  据报道,第一批候选者将在26日参加测试跑,他们是从2003年报名时的11275人中挑选出来的,总数有854人。马来西亚国家航天局局长马兹兰·奥斯曼表示,该国有关方面将通过一系列医学和心理学测试将候选者人数缩小到5到10人。这些人将于明年1月前往俄罗斯接受最后测试,以便从中确定未来2名宇航员的人选,其中1人将在2007年飞上太空,执行一项为期6到8天的航天任务。

  奥斯曼透露,这854位候选者中绝大多数年龄在40岁以下,女性有146人,大学毕业生占到四分之三,而做过飞行员的只有12人,另有五分之一的人是公务员。除了必须做到“生理和心理健康状况非常出色”外,马来西亚首位宇航员将肯定“不是所谓杰出人士,而是那些与老百姓相差无几的普通人”。

  The original trainee astronauts famously had the right stuff but, more than four decades later, standards may be slipping.

  Malaysia is to test the physical fitness of hundreds of its citizens who applied to be the country's first astronaut by asking them to run two miles in a less than gruelling 20 minutes.

  Mazlan Othman, the director general of the country's National Space Agency, said the run was intended to screen 854 candidates, shortlisted from the 11,275 who applied in 2003. The first batch will run this Saturday.

  Medical and psychological tests will then be conducted to whittle down the list to five to 10 people.

  They will go to Russia in January for the final test to pick two future astronauts, one of whom will go into space in 2007 as part of a six- to eight-day mission.

  Dr Othman said about three-quarters of the shortlisted candidates were graduates and only a dozen were pilots. A fifth were civil servants, almost all were under 40, and 146 were women.

  Apart from being "superbly fit, physically and psychologically", Malaysia's first astronaut must "not be an elitist but someone that can relate to the people".

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