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

Call for Volunteers: A Chance to Participate in Spaceflight Research
Call for Volunteers: A Chance to Participate in Spaceflight Research

The University of Texas Medical Branch, in conjunction with the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center in Southampton, Pa., is conducting research into the safety of spaceflight passengers who have existing medical conditions. Volunteers are invited to participate in the experiment and experience a simulated spaceflight.

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?