2013-01-29 16:14:40 -
Southampton, PA, USA. January 29, 2013 - The NASTAR® Center, the premier
commercial aerospace training and research center, announced today that it has
signed a services agreement with Astronauts4Hire (A4H) to provide NASTAR Center
Space Training and to collaborate on new A4H-branded training programs for A4H's
commercial astronaut candidates.
A4H and the NASTAR Center will work together to develop A4H-specific training
courses for astronaut candidates interested in aiding researchers, payload
developers, and spaceflight providers with mission planning and operations
support during spaceflight missions.
"A4H is an ambitious organization that has demonstrated diverse interests in
space applications," stated Brienna Henwood, Director of Space Training and
Research at the NASTAR Center. "I look forward to their insight and am happy to
support their training goals of conducting research operations in space."
The agreement provides access
to advanced commercial spaceflight training,
including altitude and motion physiology curricula and hands-on simulated
spaceflight launch to reentry flight exposures to A4H members at The NASTAR
Center facility, which is located just outside Philadelphia. Space training will
feature the NASTAR Center's PHOENIX centrifuge to deliver the authentic full-
force spaceflight mission simulation needed to support a variety of profiles and
task objectives encountered by flyers on suborbital and orbital spaceflight
"I am very pleased with this agreement and look forward to working with the
NASTAR Center to enhance and tailor their training specifically for professional
astronaut-scientist crewmembers," remarked A4H President Brian Shiro. "With
NASTAR as a valued partner, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of the
emerging commercial spaceflight industry.
The NASTAR Center is the world's leading provider of training services for
commercial suborbital space flights and first facility to receive safety
approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct suborbital space
training. To date, more than 250 spaceflight participants and scientists have
prepared for space at the NASTAR Center in Southampton, PA.
Astronauts for Hire, Inc. (A4H) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose
objectives are to provide opportunities for students and professionals to
develop and refine the skills necessary to become commercial astronauts and to
assist these qualified candidates with networking opportunities in the space
research community. A4H's commercial astronaut candidates are accomplished
scientists and engineers who can support a wide variety of payloads. They are
available today for contract and consulting work with researchers to design and
conduct experiments on microgravity, suborbital, and orbital missions. For more
information, please visit www.Astronauts4Hire.org or contact Public Relations
Officer Ben Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (850) 685-2218.
About NASTAR Center:
The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR(®)) Center is a unit of
Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC(®)) (www.etcusa.com). The NASTAR Center
is a state-of-the-art aerospace training, research, and educational facility
dedicated to improving the health and safety of humans in extreme conditions.
NASTAR Center serves military aviation (fixed and rotary wing), civil aviation
(fixed and rotary wing), space travel (government and private), and provides
research support for component and human factors testing. For more information
about NASTAR Center, visit www.nastarcenter.comor contact Brienna Henwood at
Tel: 215-355-9100 x1504 or email email@example.com
ETC (OTCQB: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and
services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on
humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental
conditions. These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical,
tactical combat and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam
and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other
products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and
engineering technologies. ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems,
designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its
competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, Pa. For more information about
ETC, visit www.etcusa.com or contact CFO Bob Laurent at Tel: 215-355-9100 ext.
1550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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