10 October 2014

A4H Presents at IAC2014

Astronauts for Hire (A4H) had a strong presence at the recent 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and 13th Space Generation Congress (SpaceGen) meetings in Toronto, Canada. Six A4H members joined more than 3,200 other delegates from around the world at the event, whose theme was 'Our World Needs Space.'

Flight members Aaron Persad and Michael Gallagher presented a poster titled, “Long-term stability of nutrients inside and outside of the body on long-duration spaceflights: A review of space and ground-based studies tracking nutrients from pre-flight to post-flight” (IAC-14.A1.P.6). Their poster represented some of the latest work being carried out by the A4H Aeromedical Working Group. Aaron and Michael engaged in productive discussions with their audience during the poster session and received valuable feedback on the need for more ground-based controls on spaceflight nutrition studies.


The IAC expo was a bustling place with many exhibitors representing all sectors of the space industry, including private spaceflight operators such as SpaceX, Boeing, and DreamChaser. A4H flight members Erik Seedhouse and Aaron Persad are pictured here on the expo floor with CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques. In addition, Persad served on the local organizing committee for the Space Generation Congress, which featured NASA Administrator Charles Bolden as a keynote speaker. A4H's information table at the SpaceGen meeting generated much interest from those present. Persad gratefully acknowledges support from the Canadian Space Agency for these activities.

12 August 2014

A4H Newsletter Issue #6

Astronauts for Hire is happy to present Issue 6 of The A4H News! Feature articles include "Space Oddities: how bacteria's strange behavior in space can benefit humanity", "Brienna Henwood: training private astronauts since 2007", "Meet an A4H: Susan Jewell", an excerpt Dr. Erik Seedhouse's latest book Suborbital: Industry at the Edge of Space, recaps of recent A4H activities, and more!

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23 April 2014

Press Release: Win a Free Trip to Space by Supporting Astronauts for Hire!


April 23, 2014

Win a Free Trip to Space by Supporting Astronauts for Hire!

Titusville, Florida – Astronauts for Hire is pleased to announce that it is a participating nonprofit organization in the Ticket to Rise campaign. Ticket to Rise is a 90-day fundraising initiative from the Urgency Network that gives anyone a chance to win a trip to space by donating to one of over 100 participating nonprofit organizations. For more details and to support Astronauts for Hire as the nonprofit of your choice, please visit:


A donation of $10 or more to a participating nonprofit enters you into a drawing to win a Founders Ticket from Space Expedition Corporation on the XCOR Lynx Mark II Spacecraft. In addition to spaceflight entries, entrants may also redeem rewards such as VIP concert tickets, gift cards, clothing and more, in exchange for donating. The more you give, the more entries you’ll receive and the better your chances of winning. Every $1 million raised raised cumulatively for all participating nonprofits by July 21 unlocks another ticket to space.