From: NASTAR Center
Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010
Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC:ETCC) (BULLETIN BOARD: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR(R)) Center announced today that it has retained Dr. Alan Stern as an advisor for space and research related business including the Suborbital Scientist Training Program, which provides researchers and educators with training to perform experiments aboard suborbital vehicles.
Dr. Stern is a planetary scientist. The Associate Administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in 2007-2008, Stern is now an Associate Vice President of Southwest Research Institute and the principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto. He has been a researcher in 24 suborbital, orbital, and planetary space missions and led the development of eight scientific instruments for planetary and near-space research missions. Stern's background includes Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and planetary atmospheres from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Doctorate in astrophysics and planetary science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Stern has over 25 years of space science experience, including 200 technical papers, 40 popular articles and has authored/co-authored two books, and served as editor on three technical volumes, and three collections of scientific essays.
Says Dr. Stern, "I am very excited about helping NASTAR help researchers and educators prepare for suborbital space travel--the best known frontier in near-Earth space commercialization, and a tremendous opportunity to advance the goals of space science, education, and other kinds of space research. NASTAR's facilities and staff are first rate, and I am proud to be associated with them." Brienna Henwood, Director of Space and Research at the NASTAR Center, said, "We are thrilled to have Alan on board. His expertise and insights will help advance our training programs and research services to better accommodate the needs of the growing scientific space research market."
About The NASTAR Center
The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR(R)) Center (www.nastarcenter.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Environmental Tectonics Corporation. The NASTAR Center houses a variety of state-of-the-art equipment and professional staff to support the training and research needs of the aerospace community, including military aviation (fixed and rotary wing), civil aviation (fixed and rotary wing), space travel (government and private) and research support and data collection. The NASTAR(R) Center's equipment and programs are highly modular and flexible and can accommodate a wide range of aerospace training and research requirements
ETC was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania and last year we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our core technologies include the design, manufacture and sale of Training Services (TSG) which includes (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation, and; (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and Control Systems (CSG) which includes: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry, and; (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and flight simulators, disaster management systems and entertainment applications. CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.
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