Press Release

Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s NASTAR Center and ISU Partner to Provide Space Education Training Courses

By SpaceRef Editor
March 27, 2009
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Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (AMEX:ETC) (“ETC” or the “Company) The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center and International Space University (ISU) announced today that they have partnered to create a series of unique space education and training courses aimed to motivate, inspire, and educate people from a range of backgrounds and age groups. Each course will be taught by world-renowned space industry experts and include hands-on activities in a state-of-the-art aerospace training facility environment.

The ISU/NASTAR partnership will unveil its first course, Rocket Science 101, on June 24, 2009. Taught by ISU faculty member and 5-time Space Shuttle crew and space walker, former NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, this half-day course will include a comprehensive introduction on how rockets work, propulsion, preparing for space flight (government and private), how to enjoy your time in space, the impact of space tourism, and more.

While the topic and duration of each course will vary, each course will provide a truly unique and rewarding education for all those that attend. Courses will be managed by ISU expert staff and professors and be held at the NASTAR Center facility located just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S.

Brienna Henwood, Director of Commercial Business at NASTAR Center, stated, “We are very excited to take part in shaping these innovative educational programs. This experience has an appeal for everyone regardless if you are in high school or a business executive. The ability to interact candidly one-on-one with an admired astronaut or other space professional on their most passionate topic and in a genuine space training facility setting is a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

“Coupling ISU’s pre-eminent role in space education with NASTAR Center’s impressive capability in aerospace training offers an unparalleled opportunity for the general public to ‘experience space’ in an exciting and intellectually stimulating way,” said Steven Brody, ISU’s Vice President for North American Operations.

About ISU

The International Space University (, the ‘gold standard in interdisciplinary space education,’ is a graduate school that conducts programs at its central campus in Strasbourg, France, and at locations around the world. ISU offers a unique core curriculum covering all disciplines related to space programs and enterprises — space and earth sciences, engineering, satellite applications, policy and law, business and management, and space and society. ISU also provides short courses for professional development and life-long learning.

Since its founding on the campus of MIT in 1987, with noted author and visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke as its first Chancellor, ISU has graduated more than 2700 students from 100 countries, many now in senior positions with commercial and government space-related organizations throughout the globe.

About NASTAR Center

The NASTAR(R) Center (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Environmental Tectonics Corporation (AMEX:ETC) , houses 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 designs, develops, installs and maintains aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat and general), disaster management training systems and services, entertainment products, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products, hyperbaric chambers and related products for domestic and international customers.

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on ETC’s current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to the Company’s vision, mission, strategies, goals, beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, intentions, financial condition, results of operations, future performance and business of the company, including but not limited to, (i) the potential delisting of the Company’s common stock from the American Stock Exchange as a result of the Company’s failure to comply with the AMEX listing standards, (ii) the completion of additional financing transactions to support the Company’s operation, (iii) projections of revenues, costs of materials, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, capital expenditures, growth prospects, dividends, capital structure, other financial items and the effects of currency fluctuations, (iv) statements of our plans and objectives of the Company or its management or Board of Directors, including the introduction of new products, or estimates or predictions of actions of customers, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities, (v) statements of future economic performance, (vi) statements of assumptions and other statements about the Company or its business, (vii) statements made about the possible outcomes of litigation involving the Company, and (viii) statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words, “may,” “could,” “should,” “looking forward,” “would,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” or the negative of such terms or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which are subject to change based on various important factors. Some of these risks and uncertainties, in whole or in part, are beyond the Company’s control. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a material difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2008, in the section entitled “Risks Particular to Our Business.” Shareholders are urged to review these risks carefully prior to making an investment in the Company’s common stock. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Except as required by federal securities law, the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

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