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gotta_fly

Well-Known Member
pilot
If it matters, one of the astronauts at VT3 has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Standford and she told me she's not pulling 5's either.

Party on.
What on Earth does someone having a PhD in molecular biology have to do with getting 5s?

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Smirnoff

Member
pilot
If it matters, one of the astronauts at VT3 has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Standford and she told me she's not pulling 5's either.

Party on.
Yeh I think I overheard a brief with said astronaut. The instructor who was briefing with her is known for "tough" briefs just kept telling her how good she was doing. So funny.
 

MasterBates

Well-Known Member
Wait, is this an actual astronaut, or is that just a slang word now?
I was thinking it was slang for crazy bitch

Why are we training astronauts? We got out of the space business. More important to give trash more money than to reach for the stars now....

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Gatordev

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pilot
Site Admin
Contributor
I was thinking it was slang for crazy bitch

Why are we training astronauts? We got out of the space business. More important to give trash more money than to reach for the stars now....

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Astronaut =/= rated aviator. She could have just been a specialist and then transferred to aviation, somehow. Or she could just drive across the country while pooping in her pants a lot.
 

MIDNJAC

is clara ship
pilot
Yeah that was the only explanation I could think of. Pretty cool I guess, wonder what the details are with her story if this is the case.
 

wlawr005

Well-Known Member
pilot
Contributor
Real astronaut. There are three of them, don't know exactly what they are accomplishing by learning to fly the T6. They are all at VT3.
 

MIDNJAC

is clara ship
pilot
Ahhh so they aren't actually SNAs, just actual current astronauts doing the primary syllabus or something?
 

Swanee

Self aware since 2014
pilot
Contributor
Real astronaut. There are three of them, don't know exactly what they are accomplishing by learning to fly the T6. They are all at VT3.

Maybe NASA can't afford to keep flying their T-38s at Ellington...
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
It may be for aeronautical adaptivity training for mission specialists...an introduction if you will in to the world of military aviation, which might be quite a shock to folks who have spent a good chunk of time in a lab.

I'd imagine the pilots have a different syllabus, especially since they're already rated aviators.
 

wlawr005

Well-Known Member
pilot
Contributor
None of them are prior military, and they all snivel on Friday's to fly a T-38 at Bay Minette (or somewhere, not really sure). The aeronautical adaptation thing sounds like a smart assumption.
 

johnson22

New Member
Question: When it comes time for pipeline selection, are you competing against only the SNAs in your squadron or in all primary squadrons (both whiting and corpus) who are finishing that week? Also, I have not been able to find a pub that shows how much academics count towards PAS or NSS. I have heard 10%, but have yet to see it in writing. Anybody know where to find the info? Thanks
 
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