NASTAR PR — SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 25,2011 — The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, completed the first dedicated NASTAR Suborbital Scientist Training Program for the Atsa Suborbital Observatory project, with eight team members from the Planetary Science Institute (PSI), The Citadel, and other South Carolina colleges.
The Atsa project will use XCOR’s Lynx reusable suborbital spacecraft equipped with a specially designed telescope to provide low-cost space-based observations above the contaminating atmosphere of Earth, while avoiding some operational constraints of satellite telescope systems.
A4H PR — Southampton, Pennsylvania – The era of private astronauts conducting commercial space research missions is almost here! Eight Astronauts4Hire members have successfully completed the Suborbital Scientist Training Program at the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center in Southampton, Pennsylvania. Flight Members Christopher Altman, Kristine Ferrone, Jose Hurtado, Jason Reimuller, Brian Shiro, and Alli Taylor, along with Associate Member Jules Shiohira Ung, comprised the inaugural Astronauts4Hire class to undergo suborbital scientist training and certification. Flight Member Mindy Howard also completed the course previously.
The NASTARÂ® Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world, completed its third Suborbital Scientist Training Class this year. The Suborbital Scientist Training Program provides researchers with hands-on space flight physiology training to prepare them to design and perform experiments on suborbital vehicles. Eight (8) researchers from U.S. universities, including a NASA astronaut candidate, successfully completed the three-day course held August 2-4th, 2010.
Three scientists with the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) successfully underwent training this week to gain familiarization with human suborbital spaceflight. Dr. Joanne E. (Joe) Hill, an astrophysicist with USRA working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and Dr. Scott J. Wood and Dr. Ramona Gaza, both with USRA’s Division of Space Life Sciences which carries out work for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, participated in the first such course being offered by the National AeroSpace Training and Research Center (The NASTAR Center). The two-day course ranged from altitude training and high-performance centrifuge training to learning about the industry and the opportunity to perform low-cost, hands-on projects in space. Research experiments that will take advantage of the coming era of commercial human spaceflight are already in development.
COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT FEDERATION PRESS RELEASE January 14, 2010
Showcasing the growing interest in conducting research and education missions aboard commercial suborbital spacecraft, eleven researchers including members of the Commercial Spaceflight Federationâ€™s Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) successfully completed a training program yesterday at The National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center in Pennsylvania.
Richard Branson trains at NASTAR, giving a good sense of what scientist researchers will experience.
Boulder researchers design space flight school for scientists Daily Camera
Dan Durda and Alan Stern — researchers at Boulder’s Southwest Research Institute and high-altitude space flight veterans — are so excited, in fact, that they’ve helped design a two-day intensive space flight training course for other scientists who may benefit from doing their research in a zero-gravity environment.
Charles Hibbitts is about to join a new generation of space explorers.
On Jan. 12-13, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory researcher and 11 other scientists will meet at the National AeroSpace Training and Research Center near Philadelphia, where theyâ€™ll learn to work and conduct experiments in the wispy upper reaches of Earthâ€™s atmosphere known as suborbital space.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), working with The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, is leading a program that will provide spaceflight physiology training for prospective scientist-astronauts wishing to fly on upcoming suborbital space missions.
The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center and International Space University (ISU) announced today that they have partnered to create a series of unique space education and training courses aimed to motivate, inspire, and educate people from a range of backgrounds and age groups. Each course will be taught by world-renowned space industry experts and include hands-on activities in a state-of-the-art aerospace training facility environment.