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THE NASTAR CENTER

ETC’s National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center is the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved center able to meet the training requirements for commercial human spaceflight (14 CFR § 460.5). It is recognized as the leader in orbital and suborbital spaceflight training and known for its Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) program for commercial aviators.

CIVIL
AVIATION

Civil aviation training programs.

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MILITARY
AVIATION

Military aviation training programs.

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SPACEFLIGHT
TRAINING

Human spaceflight training programs.

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RESEARCH
SERVICES

Aviation research services.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

The NASTAR Center's Director of Space Training Talks Training for Space With the WSJ
The NASTAR Center's Director of Space Training Talks Training for Space With the WSJ
Zoe Thomas | Wall Street Journal | May 31, 2022

The modern space race has taken off, thanks in large part to the growing role played by private companies. As businesses send up more missions, build their own space stations and even think about mining the moon, they will need to find and train new types of workers. On the first episode of Tech News Briefing’s special series about the developing space economy, host Zoe Thomas looks at space jobs that go beyond astronauts.

Spotlight Labs at the NASTAR Center
Spotlight Labs at the NASTAR Center
April 2022

Spotlight Labs unveils their new Combined Sensing System powered by SPYDR at the NASTAR Center. Spotlight Labs is a human-performance analytics and sensor company, focused on delivering world-class products for industries and occupations where decision-making can be influenced by physiological or environmental factors.

Protecting Aircrews Through Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
By Noemi Distefano | August 10, 2021

In this video, Noemi Distefano speaks to Glenn King, COO and director at the NASTAR Center, a division of training equipment manufacturer ETC, to obtain the company’s perspective on high-G and spatial disorientation training.

Spaceflight training at the NASTAR Center
The NASTAR Center Featured in Netflix's Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space

The NASTAR Center is featured in episode three of Netflix's Countdown: Inspiration 4 Mission to Space. At the NASTAR Center, the crew underwent centrifuge training to prepare for the various dynamic situations encountered during spaceflight.

Jean Maggie Trains for Space at the NASTAR Center
Argentinian man with disability hopes to go into outer space
Disability Insider | June 1, 2021

He spent two days at the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, which is the only center authorized by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for this type of training.

Inspiration4 crew completes centrifuge training
Inspiration4 crew completes centrifuge training
By John Kraus | April 11, 2021

At the NASTAR Center, the crew underwent centrifuge training to prepare for the various dynamic situations encountered during spaceflight — including launch, reentry, ocean splashdown, and a potential in-flight abort scenario.

Space Training with human centrifuge
This is how (almost) anyone can train to be an astronaut
MIT Technology Review | March 24, 2021

Private astronaut missions are set to begin this year. But how do you prepare a civilian for spaceflight?