Seeking Volunteers! - This opportunity is currently closed.
The University of Texas Medical
Branch (UTMB), in conjunction with the National Aerospace Training and
Research (NASTAR) Center in Southampton, PA
http://www.nastarcenter.com, is conducting
research into the safety of spaceflight passengers with medical conditions.
are invited to participate in the experiment and experience a
simulated spaceflight. The simulated space flight environment
will be produced using a high- performance centrifuge-based
simulator called the ATFS-400. This simulator is capable of generating
high onset-offset, sustained acceleration (“G”) forces similar to those
that might be experienced in high performance aircraft or spacecraft.
More information on the AFTS-400 can be found at https://www.etcaircrewtraining.com/.
you arrive at the NASTAR Center you will be trained on
various aspects of spaceflight and then evaluated (via
questionnaires, psychological sensors, and basic cognitive tasks) during
a full-scale version of the acceleration profile. The maximum G-level
you may experience is +4Gz (acceleration aligned with your
body-longitudinal axis, or head-to-toe, up to 4 times the force of
gravity) and +8Gx (acceleration aligned in the thrust-forward
direction, or chest-to-back, up to 6 times the force of gravity). We
will train you on certain techniques that are commonly used to mitigate
the physiological effects of G-forces. You may terminate your
participation at any time without reason or repercussion. There is
no compensation for time, travel, lodging, or other expenses
associated with your participation in this experiment.