New-Space Flight Training Association (NSFTA) www.NSFTA.org
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Advocating that Space Studies courses be taught as core curriculum in Middle, Secondary and Post-Secondary Institutions (K-16) along with developing private/public sector training modules that offer various methods of learning space studies knowledge that leads to Private Spaceflight Certification after physical safety training.
The numbers are out!! Our nation's education system is being beaten out by the sheer numbers of children from Third World nations. They are hungry and dedicated and for the most part Americans remain oblivious! If the future really does belong to our children, then we need to provide them with the knowledge to participate in new space exploration.
Advocate for Space Studies to be taught as a core High School Science Course. To develop Secondary Space Studies core course curriculum to be offered over the Internet. The Secondary School System typically teach Space Studies currently under Earth Science from as little as one week to as long as a month, the typically no more because of the time needed to explore all the other subjects that truly deal with Earth Science. Space Studies need to be taught as its own course, but many of the nation's school systems don't have the funding needed to add another core course to their curriculum. Space once served as a calling card for our nation's best to become educated and work on taking our nation to the moon. This can once again be a catalyst to our nation’s youth to become educated to prepare them for exploring the next great frontier. The only true way to prepare American students for the future is to institute Space Studies to be taught as a core High School Science Course. Our Nation's students need to have knowledge of space studies to give them another advantage for competing in the global space market of the future. The future really does belong to our children and we need to provide them with the knowledge to survive in the new realm of space exploration within the commercial sector. We also hope to use knowledge gained by NASA's long history in providing specialized astronaut flight training for many specialized missions. The knowledge base created by NASA provides citizen explorers with the specific Space Studies knowledge and safety training needed to function in many commercial space-borne operations.
Post-Secondary Space Sciences Studies is expanding with a number of courses being offered by a number of Universities through on-campus and online studies. We encourage Post-Secondary institutions to cross teach within other disciplines in courses not typically considered to be related with space.
We are advocates for the private citizen explorers, for the educators who inspire their kids to dream of space, and for the kids who carry the dream of becoming astronauts into the future to become space entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide future space studies and civilian space flight training, leading to levels of spaceflight certification to be used in future space employment markets in the private/public sector. Civil Spaceflight Training will provide the private citizen explorer with individual safety and flight training leading to certification.
Civil Spaceflight Training will provide the private explore with individual safety and flight training leading to certification for the commercial space and space tourism sectors. Currently, Suborbital flight training is expected to require one week of intense training. The anticipated training time for orbital flight is estimated to be one month and the anticipated time for lunar surface is expected to require a year of training.
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