First Suborbital Scientist Class Trains at The NASTAR Center (HD)

October 7, 2010

The NASTAR Suborbital Scientist Training Program – ( provides space flight physiology training for prospective ‘Suborbital Scientist-Astronauts’ interested in understanding how to take advantage of emerging low-cost, frequent suborbital ‘human-in-the-loop’ experiments and Research & Education Mission (REM) opportunities. 12 Suborbital Scientists signed up to participate in the inaugural course on January 12-13, 2010 at The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR) Center, located just outside Philadelphia, PA. The researchers, students and grad students that participated were supported from the following institutions: SwRI, Boston University, the Denver Museum of Natural Sciences (DMNS), the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Central Florida and the University Space Research Association (USRA). The NASTAR Suborbital Scientist Training Program includes an overview of the commercial space research industry, high altitude training, suborbital space flight training and distraction factor management training. Trainees practice comprehensive Astronaut training techniques and learn how to mentally and physically prepare themselves and their experiment for the extreme environmental conditions experienced during spaceflight. Courses Available. Contact NASTAR Center at 215-355-9100 or to sign up or go to www.nastarcenter

Starfighter F-104 Suborbital Training

September 2, 2010

Now it’s your time to take the first step: Train for your spaceflight, like the astronauts do since the days of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo! Graduate from the intensive flight training in the Kennedy Space Center, and take the unique opportunity to start in the legendary Starfighter-astronaut’s trainer to the direction of space. The whole 3-day training program (plus one backup day 4) is ‘NASA approved’, means you have to meet the same requirements as all the other astronauts who fly with the shuttle or will travel in future with the ARES into space. If you have successfully graduated from this program, you are perfectly prepared for your spaceflight. Start right now to get ready for your suborbital flight, and become one of the first civilians riding in the legendary F-104 ‘Astronaut Maker’. In the ejection seat training and in the barochamber, in the knowledge test and in the cockpit of the F-104 you will prove that you have the skills for your personal venture into the universe!