- Flight Members
Flight Members are the "astronauts for hire". Members in this category are eligible to receive A4H training scholarships and to offer their services on research flights contracted through the organization. Flight Members are required to take an active role running the A4H organization by attending regular meetings, serving on committees, and holding officer positions. Opportunities to join as Flight Members will occur on an approximately annual basis, or as demand and resources allow. Annual dues for Flight Members are currently $100.
Announcement: The 2013 A4H Flight Member application period has now come to a close. Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to the six Flight Members who were selected! If you are interested in how the selection process works, please click here.
- Associate Members
Individuals wanting to be associated with A4H can join as Associate Members. Although they are not eligible for training scholarships or contract jobs like Flight Members, Associate Members gain access to the same training discount benefits as Flight Members and can leverage the organization to build their own astronaut competencies. While not required, motivated Associated Members are encouraged to take an active role in the A4H organization by serving on committees and working on projects to further the cause. This may help one's chances for later opportunities when Flight Member slots become available. Annual dues for Associate Members are currently $40. If you would like to get involved in this capacity, please join A4H today!
Associate Members - Student
Any full time student or person with a demonstrated economic hardship may join A4H as an Associate Member at the reduced price of only $25 per year.
The Senior Technical Advisory Council (STAC) is comprised of senior experts who are helping shape the A4H training and development plan. Most advisors are former astronauts and astronaut trainers. Qualified technical advisors receive waived A4H membership fees. If you would like to get involved in this capacity, please contact us.
Last, but certainly not least, one can support A4H by donating to the organization and becoming a sponsor. Without sponsors, A4H cannot function. Details on the benefits are available on Sponsor Page.
There are currently four different ways that individuals and organizations can participate in Astronauts4Hire. These include becoming a member (Flight Member or Associate Member), becoming an Advisor, and becoming a Sponsor. If you want to be an A4H member, please join us today!