There were to be five main objectives for continuing the medical phase of the astronaut program. These were:
1. Constant and continuing medical observation which required the assignment of a flight surgeon to this particular responsibility
2. Continuing observations on intangible problems such as morale and motivation
3. Periodic, more intensive, medical evaluation to insure a continuing good state of general health
4. Reevaluation of all physiological and psychological testing procedures
on which selection was based to insure continuing high-caliber performance
5. Continuing evaluation of the entire program in relation to the physiological and psychological demands to be placed on the individuals and correlation with their demonstrated qualities.22
22. This concept is described succinctly in Lovelace et al., op. cit., p. 681. In addition, the report lists the routine medical examinations to be performed.