26 October 2010

Press Release: Astronauts4Hire offers limited time high profile Sponsorship Special

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October 26, 2010

Astronauts4Hire offers limited time high profile Sponsorship Special

Tampa, Florida – For a limited time, Astronauts4Hire is offering a Sponsorship Special leading up to its inaugural mission testing the world’s first beer brewed specifically for drinking in space. During this promotion, sponsors contributing $1,000 or more will receive a shoulder logo on the flight suit worn by the Astronaut4Hire researcher during the historic flight. Sponsors of $5,000 or more will receive a logo on the chest of the flight suit and mention in all future press releases regarding the flight. With the high level of media attention expected, sponsors will gain extensive exposure to national and international audiences.

During the planned November 19, 2010 flight aboard Zero Gravity Corporation’s specially modified aircraft, the Astronauts4Hire flight researcher will sample the specially produced beer during periods of weightlessness and record biometric and qualitative data related to the beer’s drinkability. The Vostok Space Beer, produced as a joint venture between Saber Astronautics Australia and the 4-Pines Brewing Company, is a recipe designed to meet anticipated demand from the budding space tourism market while still being popular here on Earth.

The flight activity will be captured by multiple high-definition video cameras, and two international Discovery Channel shows are planned to film the flight for inclusion in upcoming features. Astronauts4Hire has already gained massive worldwide attention since it first announced the space beer testing mission in September. NPR, BBC, Time magazine, Discover magazine, Popular Science, and many others have already featured stories on the project.

Interested sponsors should contact Astronauts4Hire by November 5 to be eligible for the special promotion. All funds will support Astronauts4Hire’s mission to increase the competitiveness of commercial astronaut candidates by providing skills training, facilitating forums for candidate communication, engaging with potential employers, and inspiring the next generation.

12 October 2010

Press Release: Astronauts4Hire sponsors Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

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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.

07 October 2010

A4H in the Spotlight

Astronauts4Hire has received worldwide attention since announcing its first job as the contracted flight researcher hired by Saber Astronautics Australia and the 4 Pines Brewery to test Vostok space beer in microgravity. To date, over 150 articles have appeared in the media ranging from blogs to magazines, newspapers, radio, and television. Here are some of the highlights:


Discover Magazine

Popular Science

TIME Magazine
 

Sydney Morning Herald

Discovery News

SPACE.com
& MSNBC


We've been on a number of radio and TV programs too:

Brian Shiro spoke with host Pascale Hartner on BBC's The World Today.

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Ben Corbin spoke with host Carol Off on CBC's As it Happens (23-28 minutes into the broadcast).

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Todd Romberger spoke with host Ed Wenck on WIBC Radio.

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Host Steve Inskeep discussed the space beer project on NPR's Morning Edition.

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Carl Kassel read a space beer themed limerick on NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, and host Peter Sagal then explained the premise behind the beer testing project.

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Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet show discussed the space beer project in their "Weird Planet" segment. Watch the clip here: