Astronaut candidate James W. Wood undergoes treadmill test at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Ohio United States USA Date:1959, February Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
NASA Project Mercury astronaut candidate Captain James W. Wood, USAF, undergoes treadmill test at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Astronaut candidate is seated on a stool over the treadmill while his resting pulse is taken. Doctor attaches an instrument on subject's arm to record his pulse rate. Astronaut candidate walks on the treadmill while doctor takes a reading on the instrument. He is to walk until his pulse rate reaches 180 beats-per-minute. The longer it takes to reach this maximum heart rate, the more fit the candidate is deemed to be, and the higher his score.
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