Project Mercury Astronaut candidate James W. Wood is tested on a Tilt Table Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Ohio United States USA Date:1959, February Duration:3 min 47 sec Sound:NO SOUND
NASA Project Mercury astronaut candidate James W. Wood undergoes test on a Tilt Table at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Astronaut lies on steeply inclined table for 25 minutes. This test is conducted to measure ability of the heart to compensate for body in an unusual position for an extended time. Doctor examines the patient. This test is preceded by the Harvard Step test in which a candidate must step rapidly up and down on a 20-inch step for 5 minutes.
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