07 January 2016

Secret Space Escapes: Robert Curbeam interview

Space is a dangerous place. Astronauts are trained to respond to and overcome challenges that they encounter on their missions. Some of these near disasters are featured in the TV series Secret Space Escapes, which continues in re-runs on the Science Channel. Set your DVRs to record tomorrow's episode featuring Robert Curbeam's own space escape!

A4H's Victoria Varone sat down with astronauts Linger, Yi, and Curbeam during their recent appearance at New York Comic Con. Here, we've posted her interview with astronaut Robert Curbeam. They discussed his experiences with "mishaps" in space, what he thinks of commercial space, and his favorite NASA experience.

24 December 2015

Happy Holidays from A4H!

Dear friends,

From all of us at Astronauts for Hire, thank you for a your support in 2015. May you have a joyful holiday and very happy new year!

I am proud of our community of nearly 200 members, who work together to prepare for future careers as astronauts. Over the past year our members have completed training programs with Project PoSSUM and NASTAR, tested spacesuits for Final Frontier Design, and helped advance other new mission opportunities to grow the industry. We congratulate Blue Origin, SpaceX, Boeing, and others on major milestones reached in 2015 that advance commercial human spaceflight. We also thank NASA for once again accepting astronaut candidate applications and wish everyone who applies the best of luck throughout the selection process.

Wishing you a 2016 that is out of this world,

Brian Shiro,
A4H President and CEO

16 December 2015

Secret Space Escapes: Soyeon Yi interview

Space is a dangerous place. Astronauts are trained to respond to and overcome challenges that they encounter on their missions. Some of these near disasters are featured in the TV series Secret Space Escapes, which continues on the Science Channel.

A4H's Victoria Varone sat down with astronauts Linger, Curbeam, and Yi during their recent appearance at New York Comic Con. Here, we've posted her interview with astronaut Soyeon Yi. They discussed Yi's rough return to Earth in a Soyuz capsule after her mission to the ISS in 2008. Scroll down to read the whole interview but first check out this video on how she became Korea's first astronaut at the young age of 29!.

Meet Soyeon Yi: Korea's First Astronaut! from GoodNeighbors on Vimeo.