12 October 2010

Press Release: Astronauts4Hire sponsors Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference


October 12, 2010

Astronauts4Hire sponsors Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

Tampa, Florida – Astronauts4Hire is pleased to announce that it has become a sponsor of the 2011 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) to be held in Orlando, Florida from February 28 through March 2, 2011.

Brian Shiro, President and CEO of Astronauts4Hire, joined the conference's scientific organizing committee, chaired by Dr. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. "Astronauts4Hire grew out of the 2010 NSRC," says Shiro, "so it is fitting that we give back to the suborbital research community by sponsoring the 2011 NSRC. This will be a prime opportunity for A4H to demonstrate how far it's come in its first year and where it's going in the future."

During the conference, members of Astronauts4Hire will give presentations on the organization in general, its qualification standards for suborbital astronauts, training plans, and initial results from the Vostok Pty Ltd space beer drinkability study done in collaboration with Saber Astronautics Australia and the 4 Pines Brewery on a Zero G Corporation flight planned for November 2010.

About Astronauts4Hire:
Astronauts for Hire, Inc. is a non-profit corporation poised to blaze new trails in the commercial spaceflight industry. Its members are available for hire by researchers to conduct experiments on suborbital flights. As the gateway to commercial human spaceflight, Astronauts4Hire serves as the matchmaker among the suborbital research community, training providers, and spaceflight operators. For more information, please visit www.Astronauts4Hire.org or contact Public Relations Officer Ben Corbin at ben.corbin[at]astronauts4hire.org or at (850) 685-2218.

About the NSRC:
The Next-generation Suborbital Research Conference (NSRC) provides a forum to learn about opportunities that new suborbital vehicles offer for research and education missions in the fields of atmospheric science, solar physics, microgravity science, planetary science, space life science, space physics, and outreach. The NSRC will be held at the University of Central Florida from February 28 through March 2, 2011. Registration for the meeting is now open with an abstract submission deadline of November 23. For more information, visit the NSRC website at http://nsrc.swri.org.

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Interested parties can download and distribute the press release as a MS Word or Adobe PDF document. A NSRC 2011 flyer is also available for download.

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