Non-Profit NASTAR Foundation formed to Support Aerospace Industry

Environmental Tectonics Corporation announces the formation of the NASTAR Foundation, a non-profit organization that fosters opportunities for people of all ages to experience the excitement of aerospace exploration.

Core focus areas of the NASTAR Foundation are to:

* Inspire, facilitate, and grow public awareness and participation in aviation and space activities
* Enhance workforce development through life-long learning opportunities
* Support innovative programs that improve science, technology, engineering mathematics (STEM) education
* Facilitate theoretical and applied research to meet the needs of the aerospace industry
* Advance health & safety through the creation of medical and training standards for the commercial space industry

The NASTAR Foundation has selected the following individuals for its Board of Directors: Dan Barry, Lou Bucelli, Lydia Kokolskyj, William F. Mitchell, Sr., Edward Turzanski, and Elizabeth Walsh. The Board of Directors includes a former astronaut, university development officer, entrepreneur, corporate CEO, a national security specialist and a workforce development professional. Together they provide expertise in K-12 education programs, entrepreneurship, university research, workforce development, space exploration and industry.

One of the first projects for the NASTAR Foundation is to develop medical and training standards for commercial space flight. NASTAR Foundation will form committee(s) as necessary to develop the standards and is encouraging participation from industry.

Gregory P. Kennedy, the Executive Director for the NASTAR Foundation states "The creation of an independent non-profit organization opens many possibilities for future projects that include education, research and flight safety. We are particularly excited about creating innovative ways to enhance science and technology education."

For more information on the NASTAR Foundation visit www.nastarfoundation.org (site available next week) or contact Greg Kennedy at 215-355-9100 x 1512.

About NASTAR Foundation

The NASTAR Foundation is a non-profit organization that fosters opportunities for people of all ages to experience the excitement of aerospace exploration. The mission of the NASTAR Foundation is to promote aerospace education as a lifelong process; support applied and theoretical scientific research related to aviation, human perception and cognition and general man-machine interaction; and to support the health and safety of the aerospace industry. www.nastarfoundation.org

About ETC

Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC(R)) was founded in 1969 in Pennsylvania, PA. ETC 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. www.etcusa.com

Environmental Tectonics Corp.
+1 215-355-9100
info@NASTARcenter.com
125 James Way
Southampton, PA 18966 USA

Media Contact:
Greg Kennedy
215-355-9100 x1512
gkennedy@etcusa.com
www.nastarfoundation.org

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