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ETC Announces Commercial Space Training Initiative

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:52 am
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chabot imageEnvironmental Tectonics Corporation (Amex: ETC) (”ETC”) announced the establishment of ETCSPACE.com. This website details ETC’s unique expertise and product line to prepare future travelers for the physiological rigors of space flight.

Commercial space tourism is a reality. Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne paved the way to manned commercial space flight in June by flying to an altitude of 328,491 feet above Earth. The successful accomplishment of two suborbital flights in less than two weeks has ushered in the reality of commercial space travel in the near future. The airline Virgin Galactic is booking flights now and expects to service more than 3,000 space travelers within the next five years.

Space flight differs dramatically from commercial flight in that the space traveler is subjected to significant physiological stresses. While these stresses are within human tolerance, specific training is needed to prepare space travelers to cope with them.

ETC has been the world leader in aeromedical training for more than thirty-five years. Our pioneering technologies have created training solutions for the most rigorous stresses encountered during high performance aircraft flight including the effects of altitude exposure, high G exposure, Spatial Disorientation, and escape from a disabled aircraft. This experience uniquely qualifies ETC to provide solutions for travel into the next frontier…space.

ETC proudly offers Space Traveler training solutions for physiological issues associated with space travel including: G exposure, reduced atmospheric pressure, escape from a malfunctioning vehicle, weightlessness, spatial disorientation, and survival. These products include the:

  • G-LAB Space Training System (STS)
  • Hypobaric Space Environment Simulator (SES)
  • HydroLAB
  • GYROFLIGHT Expeditionary Trainer
  • Water Survival Training System
  • Additionally, ETC’s AeroMedical Training Institute offers training courseware, instructor training, and certification and equipment operator training to support the Space Training Centers of the future.

    William F. Mitchell, ETC’s President and Chairman, stated, “ETC has been the world leader in aeromedical training for the past thirty-five years. Our unique expertise and experience enable us to offer today the needed training solutions for space tourist travel in the near future.”

    ETC designs, develops, installs and maintains aircrew training systems, public entertainment systems, process simulation systems (sterilization and environmental), clinical hyperbaric systems, environmental testing and simulation systems, and related products for domestic and international customers.

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