Editor’s note: The following was sent by the Astronaut Selection
Office at NASA JSC to individuals who had applied for the 2002 Astronaut Selection.

“Because of recent decisions concerning resources and schedules for the
International Space Station and Space Shuttle Programs, we have determined
that it will not be necessary to select a new class of Astronaut Candidates
for 2002. Our next class will be delayed until no sooner than 2003. We
will keep your application active until the next selection, and you will be
notified when an update is needed. Please keep us informed of any address

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 281-483-5907.

Thank you

Duane L. Ross

Manager, Astronaut Selection Office”