24 December 2013

Season's Greetings from A4H!

Dear friends,

We want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year! With your support, Astronauts for Hire (A4H) had a successful 2013 as it continued to help build the next generation astronaut workforce by providing skills training, networking, and other professional development opportunities to aspiring commercial astronauts. As a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, we rely upon the volunteer efforts of our members, generosity of our sponsors, and collaboration with our partners to meet our goals. Some of A4H's achievements over the past year included:

In 2014, we will continue to advance activities that facilitate space research and provide inspiration to aspiring astronauts of all ages. If you believe in the exciting potential of A4H and want to support its innovative role in the commercial spaceflight industry, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to help lay a strong foundation for A4H in 2014. Just click the "Donate" button on our website, or contact us.

Thank you for your continued support of Astronauts for Hire and the growth of the commercial spaceflight industry!

With warm regards,
Brian Shiro
President & CEO
Astronauts for Hire

15 November 2013

A4H Newsletter Issue #5

Astronauts for Hire's fifth newsletter The A4H News is now available! Highlights in this issue include interviews with the new 2013 A4H Flight Member Class, Industry Leader interview with Janna Kaplan from SIRIUS Astronaut Training, recaps of A4H activities in the past few months, a preview of A4H Training Officer Dr. Erik Seedhouse's latest book SpaceX, and exciting news bits from the commercial spaceflight industry.

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20 September 2013

Press Release: Astronauts for Hire Announces Youth Art Contest as part of World Space Week 2013


September 20, 2013

Astronauts for Hire Announces Youth Art Contest as part of World Space Week 2013

Tampa, Florida – To help inspire the next generation of space explorers, Astronauts for Hire (A4H) is proud to host an art contest in association with World Space Week 2013. The future of space exploration and human spaceflight will be determined by the children of today, and it is never too early to spark their imaginations through creative self-expression. A4H welcome art submissions from youth age 17 and under that answer any of the following questions:

"Where in space would you like to go?"
"What will you do in space?"
"How would you live on Mars?"

Entries can be submitted at http:/forms.astronauts4hire.org/ArtContest from September 20, 2013 through October 20, 2013 (Deadline extended to October 31, 2013). Artwork can be any medium (pencil, crayon, marker, paint, sculpture, photo, video, etc.) but must be captured in a digital format that can be put online. All entries will be reviewed by A4H prior to display on the A4H Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Astronauts4Hire. Winning entries and awards will be announced on the A4H website the week after the contest concludes.