WELCOME TO
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

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.

Spaceflight training at the NASTAR Center
91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

Visit us at AsMA 2021, Denver, Colorado, August 29 – September 2, Booth 111/113 and learn how we training Space Crew and Space Flight Participants.

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.