ETC’s The NASTAR®Center Appoints Former Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) as Advisor for Space and Research
Southampton, PA, May 03, 2010 — Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR®) 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.”
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