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New Half-Day “Introduction To Space” Adventure Aids the Future of Space

Southampton, PA, USA. March 30, 2012 – The NASTARĀ® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, debuts a new training course titled “Introduction to Space” designed to educate and engage the public in upcoming commercial spaceflight activities, which will soon provide low-cost, frequent access to space for people everywhere for the first time in history.
Introduction to Space is a half-day course that provides fun, interactive activities and hands-on overviews of space, and culminates in an actual simulated Astronaut spaceflight experience. It is open to individuals 18 and over who are interested in experiencing what it’s like to be a Commercial Astronaut! Participants will receive a mission kit including course book, team photo, certificate of completion, and a personal DVD of their spaceflight experience. Price per person is US $495.
The National AeroSpace Training And Research Center, located just outside Philadelphia, PA, has been in operation since 2007 and was the first training center approved by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA AST) to provide Commercial Spaceflight Training. Thus far, the NASTAR Center has trained over 240 people for upcoming commercial spaceflights.
“We are excited to now offer this introductory, low-cost course for people everywhere to learn about emerging commercial spaceflight opportunities”, said Brienna Henwood, NASTAR Center’s Director for Space Training and Research. “This course adds to our long-term NASTAR Center Space Training Program objectives to stimulate interest and involvement in the commercial space market and create future technologies and advancements to enable its enduring success.”
For scheduling information and to register for this course, or other NASTAR Center Space Training courses, visit or call 1(866) 482-0933.

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