February 21, 2011
Schedule of Events During the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference
Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC), providing important opportunities for the organization to connect with the suborbital research community. Unless otherwise noted, the events listed below will be held in the Student Union building on the University of Central Florida campus at 4000 Central Florida Blvd in Orlando.
- Saturday, February 26 (Cape Canaveral)
Vostok Space Beer microgravity test flight. See also: http://www.astronauts4hire.org/2010/10/a4h-in-spotlight.html
- Monday, February 28 (12:30 - 1:45 pm, Garden Key Room)
Press Conference: announcement of new Astronauts4Hire flight members, advisors, and more.
- Monday, February 28 - Wednesday, March 2 (Pegasus Ballroom A/D, Booth 107)
Astronauts4Hire exhibit space open for visitors throughout the duration of the conference.
- Tuesday, March 1 (4:00 - 4:15 pm, Pegasus Ballroom B)
Presentation: "Qualification Standards for Suborbital Scientist Astronauts" by Erik Seedhouse, Brian Shiro, and Jason Reimuller. Abstract available at: http://www.swri.org/9what/events/confer/nsrc/2011/abstracts/crew/28855081-2214460.pdf
- Wednesday, March 2 (11:03 - 11:15 am, Pegasus Ballroom A)
Presentation: "Vostok Space Beer: The First Beer Recipe Designed for Drinking in Microgravity" by Jason Held et al. Abstract available at: http://www.swri.org/9what/events/confer/nsrc/2011/abstracts/suborbital-mkts/28840941-2214460.pdf
- Wednesday, March 2 (1:15 - 2:45 pm, Pegasus Ballrooms A-B-C)
Panel Discussion: "REM Payload Specialists - Flight Training, Roles, & Responsibilities" with Dr. Erik Seedhouse representing Astronauts4Hire. More information at: http://www.swri.org/9what/events/confer/nsrc/2011/sessions/panel-rem-payload-spec.htm
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. For more information, visit the NSRC website at http://nsrc.swri.org.
Interested parties can download and distribute the press release as a MS Word or Adobe PDF document. An Astronauts4Hire flyer and Astronauts4Hire brochure are available for download, as is a NSRC 2011 flyer.