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Mr. Dick Leland President

  2. 2.  Advent of Private Space Travel MarketsAdvent of Private Space Travel Markets • Aircrew & Passenger TrainingAircrew & Passenger Training • Aerospace Medical Screening & EvaluationAerospace Medical Screening & Evaluation  Government Space ActivitiesGovernment Space Activities • COTSCOTS • VSEVSE  BRAC Impact on Training For Defense ReadinessRAC Impact on Training For Defense Readiness • Several Centrifuge Facilities to CloseSeveral Centrifuge Facilities to Close • Constrained Defense Budgets = Less Flying HoursConstrained Defense Budgets = Less Flying Hours  Shift in Commercial Pilot DemographicsShift in Commercial Pilot Demographics • Less Military Trained PilotsLess Military Trained Pilots • Introduction of VLJs & other advanced technologiesIntroduction of VLJs & other advanced technologies Emerging OpportunitiesEmerging Opportunities
  3. 3. MarketsMarkets  Space Flight TrainingSpace Flight Training  Military Aviation TrainingMilitary Aviation Training  Civil Aviation TrainingCivil Aviation Training  Research SupportResearch Support  ““Serious Entertainment”Serious Entertainment”
  4. 4.  The NASTAR Center is a Full Service Facility to Meet theThe NASTAR Center is a Full Service Facility to Meet the Training and Research Needs of:Training and Research Needs of: • Space Crew & Passenger Training & Medical EvaluationSpace Crew & Passenger Training & Medical Evaluation • U.S. and International Companies Who Provide Space TravelU.S. and International Companies Who Provide Space Travel • Private Space Travelers or Enthusiasts who Desire thePrivate Space Travelers or Enthusiasts who Desire the Space Training ExperienceSpace Training Experience • U.S. Military & Government AgenciesU.S. Military & Government Agencies • International MilitariesInternational Militaries • U.S. & International Civil Aviation OrganizationsU.S. & International Civil Aviation Organizations • U.S. & International Universities & Research OrganizationsU.S. & International Universities & Research Organizations • U.S. & International Aircraft Manufacturing CompaniesU.S. & International Aircraft Manufacturing Companies
  5. 5.  Space TrainingSpace Training • Sustained Elevated G TrainingSustained Elevated G Training – ±Gx, ±Gy, ±Gz±Gx, ±Gy, ±Gz • Altitude TrainingAltitude Training – HypoxiaHypoxia – Rapid DecompressionRapid Decompression • Spatial Disorientation Effects & Adaptation TrainingSpatial Disorientation Effects & Adaptation Training – Motion & Vestibular induced illusionsMotion & Vestibular induced illusions • Adaptation and Desensitization to Motion-Induced EffectsAdaptation and Desensitization to Motion-Induced Effects TrainingTraining – RecognitionRecognition – CountermeasuresCountermeasures
  6. 6. Training: Creating Mental SetsTraining: Creating Mental Sets Physiological AspectsPhysiological Aspects • ConditioningConditioning • CompetenceCompetence Psychological AspectsPsychological Aspects • Overcome FearOvercome Fear • Establish ExpectationsEstablish Expectations • Develop ConfidenceDevelop Confidence • Enjoy ExperienceEnjoy Experience
  7. 7. Aviation TrainingAviation Training • Tactical Flight Operations (military air crews)Tactical Flight Operations (military air crews) • High G Exposure (military fighter and aerobaticHigh G Exposure (military fighter and aerobatic pilots)pilots) • Altitude ExposureAltitude Exposure • Spatial DisorientationSpatial Disorientation • Aircraft Upsets and RecoveriesAircraft Upsets and Recoveries • Night Vision and Night Vision GoggleNight Vision and Night Vision Goggle Operations (military and paramilitary aircrew)Operations (military and paramilitary aircrew) • Situational AwarenessSituational Awareness
  8. 8.  STS-400 Space Training SystemSTS-400 Space Training System • STS-400 Cockpit / Cabin (TACModule)STS-400 Cockpit / Cabin (TACModule)  GYROLAB Space Mission SimulatorGYROLAB Space Mission Simulator  Hypobaric ChamberHypobaric Chamber • High Altitude Training SystemHigh Altitude Training System  Ejection Seat SimulatorEjection Seat Simulator Training EquipmentTraining Equipment
  9. 9. The STS-400 is a highThe STS-400 is a high fidelity interactive virtualfidelity interactive virtual space flight simulator thatspace flight simulator that is integrated into a highis integrated into a high performance "flyable"performance "flyable" centrifuge motioncentrifuge motion platform. The STS-400platform. The STS-400 features powered pitchfeatures powered pitch and roll gimbals toand roll gimbals to precisely position theprecisely position the gondola so the traineegondola so the trainee can experiencecan experience accelerations in +/-Gx,accelerations in +/-Gx, +/-Gy, and +/-Gz.+/-Gy, and +/-Gz. STS-400STS-400 Space Training SystemSpace Training System
  10. 10. STS-400 CockpitSTS-400 Cockpit The STS-400 is designedThe STS-400 is designed for interchangeable cockpitfor interchangeable cockpit modules (TACModules)modules (TACModules) with floor level access.with floor level access. Various cockpit & cabinVarious cockpit & cabin configurations are availableconfigurations are available in single or dual single or dual seats.
  11. 11. GYROLABGYROLAB Space MissionSpace Mission SimulatorSimulator The GYROLAB provides aThe GYROLAB provides a simulated space flightsimulated space flight environment for training inenvironment for training in rapidly varying flightrapidly varying flight conditions. Space crew areconditions. Space crew are trained to maintain control oftrained to maintain control of their spacecraft whiletheir spacecraft while ignoring false informationignoring false information from their vestibular system.from their vestibular system. Interactive flight profiles allowInteractive flight profiles allow trainees to practice adaptivetrainees to practice adaptive techniques andtechniques and countermeasures.countermeasures.
  12. 12. The hypobaric chamberThe hypobaric chamber trains personnel in altitudetrains personnel in altitude indoctrination flights. Thisindoctrination flights. This includes pressureincludes pressure breathing exercises,breathing exercises, hypoxia training, rapidhypoxia training, rapid decompression, oxygendecompression, oxygen equipment use, andequipment use, and emergency procedures.emergency procedures. HYPOBARICHYPOBARIC CHAMBERCHAMBER High Altitude TrainingHigh Altitude Training SystemSystem
  13. 13. The ESS is a trainingThe ESS is a training platform to practice theplatform to practice the decision making,decision making, psychomotor skills, andpsychomotor skills, and body positioning prior tobody positioning prior to making an ejectionmaking an ejection decision. It incorporatesdecision. It incorporates state of the art design andstate of the art design and technology to assure safe,technology to assure safe, injury free and effectiveinjury free and effective ejection training.ejection training. Ejection SeatEjection Seat SimulatorSimulator
  14. 14. World Class InstructionWorld Class Instruction  The AeroMedical Training Institute (AMTI), which hasThe AeroMedical Training Institute (AMTI), which has been incorporated into NASTAR Center, remains thebeen incorporated into NASTAR Center, remains the premier, worldwide training and curriculum developmentpremier, worldwide training and curriculum development business unit of unit of ETC. • AMTI’s tailored training programs factor in customer trainingAMTI’s tailored training programs factor in customer training requirements, personnel and crew demographics, types ofrequirements, personnel and crew demographics, types of missions supported and types of aircraft flown.missions supported and types of aircraft flown. • AMTI offers courses that complement the use of NASTAR CenterAMTI offers courses that complement the use of NASTAR Center equipment as well as stand-alone as well as stand-alone courses. • AMTI produces all of the training profiles that are resident in theAMTI produces all of the training profiles that are resident in the NASTAR Center equipment.NASTAR Center equipment.
  16. 16. January 27, 2004 The centrifuge test team from left to right: Dick Leland - ETC VP Aircrew Training Systems Greg Olsen (Lawrence T. Richards) - Space Adventures Orbital Customer Chris Faranetta - VP Orbital Space Flight Program for Space Adventures Eric Anderson - Space Adventures President & CEO Dr. Clarence Jernigan - Aerospace Medicine Specialist for UTMB Glenn King - NASTAR Center Test Pilot Photo Courtesy of
  17. 17. Greg Olsen (right) is given final safety instructions before boarding the STS-400. Note the wires which he is wearing under his shirt to provide EKG monitoring data during the centrifuge test. Photo Courtesy of
  18. 18. The STS- 400 is brought up to idle speed with Greg Olsen inside.
  19. 19. The STS-400 accelerates to 4.5 Gx Training successfully completed January 27, 2004. Photo Courtesy of
  20. 20. Cosmonaut SelectionCosmonaut Selection MalaysiaMalaysia
  21. 21. Inaugural Space Launch Training EventInaugural Space Launch Training Event 2-4 October 20072-4 October 2007
  23. 23. Current ProjectsCurrent Projects • FAA / Embry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFAA / Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Upset Recovery Training ResearchUpset Recovery Training Research • NASANASA – Human Response in Dynamic Upset ConditionsHuman Response in Dynamic Upset Conditions ResearchResearch • U.S. NavyU.S. Navy – R&D to Develop F-18C TACModule and ATFS-R&D to Develop F-18C TACModule and ATFS- 400 Tactical Training Applications400 Tactical Training Applications
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  26. 26. See us in Aviation, Space,See us in Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicineand Environmental Medicine
  27. 27. • National Space Symposium – Colorado, AprilNational Space Symposium – Colorado, April • AeroSpace Medical Association (ASMA) – New Orleans, MayAeroSpace Medical Association (ASMA) – New Orleans, May • International Space Development Conference – Dallas, MayInternational Space Development Conference – Dallas, May • New Space – Washington DC, JulyNew Space – Washington DC, July • X–Prize Cup – New Mexico, OctoberX–Prize Cup – New Mexico, October Visit us in 2007 at:Visit us in 2007 at:
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  39. 39. These data are furnished for your internal use only and shall not be duplicated, used, or otherwise disclosed, in whole or in part, for any purpose outside your organization without ETC’s written permission. This restriction does not limit your right to use information contained in the data if it is obtained from another source without restriction. NASTAR CenterNASTAR Center 125 James Way125 James Way Southampton, PA 18966Southampton, PA 18966 (866) 482-0933(866) 482-0933 ©NASTAR Center 2007. All rights reserved THE NASTARTHE NASTAR CENTER OFFERSCENTER OFFERS WORLD-CLASSWORLD-CLASS AEROSPACEAEROSPACE TRAININGTRAINING AND RESEARCH TOAND RESEARCH TO OPTIMIZE HUMANOPTIMIZE HUMAN PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE