28 May 2013

Press Release: Astronauts for Hire at the 2013 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2013

Astronauts for Hire at the 2013 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

Broomfield, Colorado – Astronauts for Hire (A4H) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) to be held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado from June 3-5, 2013. The annual NSRC event brings together researchers from government, industry, and academia in the largest forum of its kind focused on the research and education capabilities of next-generation suborbital vehicles.

"I am very happy that A4H is a sponsor of NSRC for the third year in a row," said A4H President and CEO Brian Shiro. "Our organization grew out of the need for trained research payload specialists that was conveyed at the first NSRC in 2010, so it is fitting that we give back to the suborbital research community that has given so much to us."

Several members and partners of A4H will attend the conference and present on a range of topics, including the following:

  • Sunday, June 2, 7:30-9:00pm MDT (Lobby)
    Poster: “Astronauts4Hire: Empowering Suborbital Research” by Brian Shiro and Jason Reimuller. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Shiro_abstract.pdf
  • Sunday, June 2, 7:30-9:00pm MDT (Lobby)
    Poster: “An Alternative Approach to Suborbital Astronaut Training” by Erik Seedhouse. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Seedhouse_abstract2.pdf
  • Sunday, June 2, 7:30-9:00pm MDT (Lobby)
    Poster: “Bridging the Gap: The Role of the Fitness Professional in the Commercial Spaceflight Industry” by Jamie Guined and Roxanne Buxton. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Guined_abstract1.pdf
  • Sunday, June 2, 7:30-9:00pm MDT (Lobby)
    Poster: “Fit for Flight: Fitness & Medical Screening in Commercial Spaceflight Tourism” by Jamie Guined and Roxanne Buxton. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Guined_abstract2.pdf
  • Monday, June 3, 3:00-4:30pm MDT (http://www.thespaceshow.com/)
    Interview: Brian Shiro will be Dr. David Livingston’s guest on The Space Show. Listeners can call toll-free at 1-866-687-7223 or email drspace[at]thespaceshow.com.
  • Monday, June 3, 4:00-4:15pm MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “Astronaut Performance during Gravitoinertial Force Transitions: a SIRIUS Approach to Suborbital Flight Training” by Janna Kaplan, et al. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Kaplan_abstract.pdf
  • Monday, June 3, 4:30-4:45pm MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “Is Radiation Exposure an Important Issue in Suborbital Human Spaceflight?” by Kris Lehnhardt and Marcelo Vazquez. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Lehnhardt_abstract2.pdf
  • Monday, June 3, 5:15-5:30pm MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “Lessons Learned from Parabolic Flight Testing A Novel Wireless Medical Biomonitoring System” by Ravi Komatireddy, et al. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Komatireddy_abstract.pdf
  • Tuesday, June 4, 5:00-5:15pm MDT (Room D)
    Presentation: “How to Hire A4H Astronauts for Suborbital Science Missions” by Erik Seedhouse, Brian Shiro, and Jason Reimuller. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Seedhouse_abstract1.pdf
  • Tuesday, June 4, 5:15-5:30pm MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “The Role of Footwear on Running Gait in a Microgravity Environment” by Kris Lehnhardt. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Lehnhardt_abstract1.pdf
  • Wednesday, June 5, 9:00-9:15am MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “A Training Roadmap for Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight Participants” by Mindy Howard, Brienna Henwood, and Ben McGee. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Howard_abstract.pdf
  • Wednesday, June 5, 10:45-11:00am MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “The PoSSUM Campaign: Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere” by Jason Reimuller, et al. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Reimuller_abstract1.pdf
  • Wednesday, June 5, 11:00-11:15am MDT (Room A)
    Presentation: “The Uppik Observatory: Modular Suborbital Aeronomy and Terrestrial Observations” by Jason Reimuller, et al. Abstract available at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2013/Site2/PDF/Reimuller_abstract2.pdf