The NASTAR Center

ETC’s National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR) Center (est. 2007) is the premier commercial air and space training, research, and educational facility. It combines state-of-the-art flight simulation with physiology-based courseware to optimize human performance in extreme environments.

ETC’s NASTAR Center is unique in that it serves as the only non-government (commercial use) facility for the application of acceleration and G force exposure in the world and specializes in replicating high-performance flight environments and characteristics of aerial vehicles. This exclusive capability is ideal for safely modeling nominal and off-nominal (emergency) trajectories and evaluating human performance for military, commercial aviation, and spaceflight clients. The NASTAR Center actively collaborates with numerous agencies including NASA, FAA, JAA, etc. to promote safety in flight.

Training Programs

ETC’s The 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 the development and delivery training for commercial spaceflight and known for its Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) program for commercial aviators.


The NASTAR Center’s research-oriented atmosphere offers easy, cost-effective, and flexible access to its unique motion platforms and test environments including temperature, pressure, vibration, acceleration, and multi-axes orientation. Research services include available subjects, operations and medical staff, engineering services, and full service rapid internal Institutional Review Board (IRB).