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As tronauts 4Hire



Developing Astronauts4Hire:
   The First Two Years
       Brian Shiro and Jason Reimuller

 2012 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference
               www.astronauts4hire.org               1
Putting the “Crew” in Commercial
              Crew




         Crew roles as research and operations
         specialists to interface with researchers,
         passengers, and flight operators
A4H Mis s ion
 To Increase the competitiveness of
 commercial astronaut candidates by:

 providing skills training,
 facilitating forums for candidate
  communication,
 engaging the space research
  community, and
 inspiring the next generation.
A4H Org anization
As a 501(c)(3), A4H is a volunteer-driven educational
and scientific public charity serving the needs of the
aspiring commercial astronaut community.
A4H Members
 Associate Members
  – Join anytime, support the organization
 Flight Members
  – Must apply and undergo selection based on
    scientific expertise, broad technical skills,
    background indicating adaptability
A4H Growth
  80
           # Total Members
           # Associate Members

  70
           # Flight Members                                                                   80

  60


                                                                                              61
  50




  40


                                                                           Associate Members:
  30
Number of Members                                                          16+ doctorates,
                                                                           30+ MS degrees
  20


                                                                                              19
  10
                                           Flight Members: 10 doctorates, 19 MS degrees,
                                           16 languages, 7 NASA Highly Qualified
   0
   03/10   05/10   07/10   09/10   11/10   01/11   03/11   05/11   07/11   09/11   11/11   01/12   03/12
A4H Miles tones
   2/2010:    NSRC-2010
   4/2010:    Incorporated as a Florida nonprofit
   6/2010:    Expanded Team 1st time (again in 2/2011)
   7/2010:    A4H joins the CSF as a REM
   9/2010:    Hired for first research job
   2/2011:    Completed first research flight
   2/2011:    Co-sponsor of NSRC-2011
   3/2011:    Survival Systems USA partnership
   6/2011:    AGSOL partnership
   7/2011:    Completed Survival Systems training
   7/2011:    Completed NASTAR training
   9/2011:    Granted federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
   10/2011:   NASA Flight Opportunities proposal accepted
   2/2012:    NASTAR partnership
   2/2012:    Co-sponsor or NSRC-2012
   5/2012:    Will complete second research flight
A4H S ervices
 Provides its members with professional
  development opportunities to grow as
  commercial astronaut candidates through
  training and research.

 Provides its clients and partners with a
  range of scientific and technical expertise
  to advance human spaceflight.
   –   Payload integration, test, & validation
   –   Human test subjects
   –   Flight crew (mission ops)
   –   Product testing
   –   Education and outreach
A4H Training
Sea and Wilderness Survival       Analog Training           Hypoxia Awareness Training




    Centrifuge and Mission Simulation                                Aviation Training




       SMS                                                       Egress and Contingency
Adaptation Training             Microgravity Training
                                  www.astronauts4hire.org          Preparation Training
                                                                                          9
A4H Training Elements
Research Specialist Training                         Operations Specialist Training
Type           Requirement                           Type           Requirement
Education      Masters degree or equivalent          Prerequisite   all Research Specialist Training
                                                                    requirements
Medical        FAA Class III
                                                     Medical        FAA Class II
Aviation       hypoxia (altitude chamber) training
                                                     Aviation       FAA Private Pilot Certificate
Acceleration   at least 3.5 Gz and 6 Gx in a                        (Instrument Rating preferred)
               centrifuge followed by unusual        Acceleration   unusual attitude aerobatic rating
               attitude aerobatic flight
                                                     Microgravity   same as Research Specialist
Microgravity   at least one parabolic flight
               consisting of 15 or more parabolic
               zero-g maneuvers                      Emergency      sea and wilderness survival training,
                                                                    Emergency First Responder or
Emergency      egress (dunker tank) training                        equivalent

Performance    distraction factors and time          Performance    motion sickness desensitization
               management training, motion                          training
               sickness assessment                   Analog         Master Diver SCUBA or equivalent
Analog         Open Water SCUBA or equivalent
                                                     Academic       crew management, mission planning
Academic       human performance, life support                      & operations, science applications,
               systems, spacecraft systems                          spacecraft subsystems, navigation
               overview, and space environment
A4H Training Prog rams




RSA Training Manual
reviewer opportunities
  being sought now.
A4H Partners




          Vital Space
Res earch F lig ht Clients
    Vostok Pty Ltd (Feb 2011)
     – Alcohol absorption
    Vital Space (May 2012)
     – Biometric monitoring
     – With NASA Flight
       Opportunities Program
Outreach
                                    News
                                    Media
                                    articles
                                                 CSF REM Recruiting

                                         Inspiring Students


Newsletter




             Public lectures
Webinars
Coming in April 2012!




          ISBN 146140519X
Y our Ques tions

How can we
best help
prepare
tomorrow’s
astronauts for
spaceflight?

Contacts:
B
Brian Shiro - President / CEO
brian.shiro@astronauts4hire.org
Dr. Jason Reimuller - VP / COO jason
   .reimuller@astronauts4hire.org
     www.astronauts4hire.org

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Developing Astronauts4Hire: The First Two Years

  • 1. As tronauts 4Hire Developing Astronauts4Hire: The First Two Years Brian Shiro and Jason Reimuller 2012 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference www.astronauts4hire.org 1
  • 2. Putting the “Crew” in Commercial Crew Crew roles as research and operations specialists to interface with researchers, passengers, and flight operators
  • 3. A4H Mis s ion To Increase the competitiveness of commercial astronaut candidates by:  providing skills training,  facilitating forums for candidate communication,  engaging the space research community, and  inspiring the next generation.
  • 4. A4H Org anization As a 501(c)(3), A4H is a volunteer-driven educational and scientific public charity serving the needs of the aspiring commercial astronaut community.
  • 5. A4H Members  Associate Members – Join anytime, support the organization  Flight Members – Must apply and undergo selection based on scientific expertise, broad technical skills, background indicating adaptability
  • 6. A4H Growth 80 # Total Members # Associate Members 70 # Flight Members 80 60 61 50 40 Associate Members: 30 Number of Members 16+ doctorates, 30+ MS degrees 20 19 10 Flight Members: 10 doctorates, 19 MS degrees, 16 languages, 7 NASA Highly Qualified 0 03/10 05/10 07/10 09/10 11/10 01/11 03/11 05/11 07/11 09/11 11/11 01/12 03/12
  • 7. A4H Miles tones  2/2010: NSRC-2010  4/2010: Incorporated as a Florida nonprofit  6/2010: Expanded Team 1st time (again in 2/2011)  7/2010: A4H joins the CSF as a REM  9/2010: Hired for first research job  2/2011: Completed first research flight  2/2011: Co-sponsor of NSRC-2011  3/2011: Survival Systems USA partnership  6/2011: AGSOL partnership  7/2011: Completed Survival Systems training  7/2011: Completed NASTAR training  9/2011: Granted federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status  10/2011: NASA Flight Opportunities proposal accepted  2/2012: NASTAR partnership  2/2012: Co-sponsor or NSRC-2012  5/2012: Will complete second research flight
  • 8. A4H S ervices  Provides its members with professional development opportunities to grow as commercial astronaut candidates through training and research.  Provides its clients and partners with a range of scientific and technical expertise to advance human spaceflight. – Payload integration, test, & validation – Human test subjects – Flight crew (mission ops) – Product testing – Education and outreach
  • 9. A4H Training Sea and Wilderness Survival Analog Training Hypoxia Awareness Training Centrifuge and Mission Simulation Aviation Training SMS Egress and Contingency Adaptation Training Microgravity Training www.astronauts4hire.org Preparation Training 9
  • 10. A4H Training Elements Research Specialist Training Operations Specialist Training Type Requirement Type Requirement Education Masters degree or equivalent Prerequisite all Research Specialist Training requirements Medical FAA Class III Medical FAA Class II Aviation hypoxia (altitude chamber) training Aviation FAA Private Pilot Certificate Acceleration at least 3.5 Gz and 6 Gx in a (Instrument Rating preferred) centrifuge followed by unusual Acceleration unusual attitude aerobatic rating attitude aerobatic flight Microgravity same as Research Specialist Microgravity at least one parabolic flight consisting of 15 or more parabolic zero-g maneuvers Emergency sea and wilderness survival training, Emergency First Responder or Emergency egress (dunker tank) training equivalent Performance distraction factors and time Performance motion sickness desensitization management training, motion training sickness assessment Analog Master Diver SCUBA or equivalent Analog Open Water SCUBA or equivalent Academic crew management, mission planning Academic human performance, life support & operations, science applications, systems, spacecraft systems spacecraft subsystems, navigation overview, and space environment
  • 11. A4H Training Prog rams RSA Training Manual reviewer opportunities being sought now.
  • 12. A4H Partners Vital Space
  • 13. Res earch F lig ht Clients  Vostok Pty Ltd (Feb 2011) – Alcohol absorption  Vital Space (May 2012) – Biometric monitoring – With NASA Flight Opportunities Program
  • 14. Outreach News Media articles CSF REM Recruiting Inspiring Students Newsletter Public lectures Webinars
  • 15. Coming in April 2012! ISBN 146140519X
  • 16. Y our Ques tions How can we best help prepare tomorrow’s astronauts for spaceflight? Contacts: B Brian Shiro - President / CEO brian.shiro@astronauts4hire.org Dr. Jason Reimuller - VP / COO jason .reimuller@astronauts4hire.org www.astronauts4hire.org

Editor's Notes

  1. How we identified the needs of our training program, the market for payload specialists, flight operations engineer / operations specialist. How we’re addressing those needs. How to interface with passengers, scientific campaigns, commercial needs. Interface with operators. Assisting with comms, flight attendants, etc. add bullets on roles
  2. Mention some notable member accomplishments
  3. eSpaceTickets.com paid the 501(c)(3) application fee.
  4. eSpaceTickets.com paid the 501(c)(3) application fee.
  5. Mention first group went through training in July 2011