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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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