The San Antonio 99s


Shannon Walker was chosen for the astronaut candidate
class of 2004. On June 14, 2004 Shannnon started her
astronaut training, and these are her stories. As time permited
Shannon wrote a week by week description of the training that
she and fellow astronauts underwent. There were eleven
astronauts in the 2004 class, nine men and two women.  
Shannon has been a general aviation pilot since 1995.  
For all you pilots, if you don't have time to read anything
else, read Week 13 in the beginning section of her training.
    Enjoy!
     
Shannon Walker

The Beginning. . .         A few pictures from the first week in Pensacola. . .
                                        First Class         Fashion and Flairs         Eject! Eject!

Water Survival and Flight Training in Pensacola, FL

Week 2, June 21 - 25         Spin and Puke         The Helo Dunker

Week 3, June 28 - July 2

Week 4, July 5 - 9

Week 5, July 12 - 16

Week 6, July 19 - 23

Week 7, July 26 - 30

Back in Houston for Three Weeks

Week 8, Vacation

Week 9, August 9 - 13

Week 10, August 16 - 20

Land Survival in Maine

Week 11, August 23 - 27

T-38 Flight Training
Week 12, August 30 - September 3

Week 13, September 6 - 10         The First T-38 Lesson

Week 14, September 13 - 17

Week 15, September 20 - 25

Week 16, September 27- October 1

Week 17, October 4 - 8

Week 18, October 11 - 15

Week 19, October 18 - 22

Week 20, October 25 - 29

Week 21, November 1 - 5

Week 22, November 8 - 12

Week 23, November 15 - 19   (This particular write-up is very long, but very interesting.)

Week 24, Vacation - Thanksgiving Week

Week 25, November 29 - December 3

Week 26, December 6 - 10, 2004

Week 27, December 13 - 17, 2004

Week 28, December 20 - 24, 2004

Week 29, Vacation - December 27 - 31, 2004

Continued   on   page 2. . .

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