Teachers in Space, Inc. Wants You To Join Their SpaceSuit Test Team On Zero G!
PRLog – Nov. 10, 2014 – NEW YORK — Win this contest, and you will travel to Florida to help Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS) and Final Frontier Design (FFD) test the first multi-purpose commercial spacesuit, made in Brooklyn NY. In April 2015, members of Teachers in Space, Inc. and the contest winner will board a twenty parabola Zero-G flight to test FFD’s 3G spacesuit, with pressure garment, fire proof garment, anti-g pants, and a biosensor system during a Microgravity Research Week event near Kennedy Space Center.
Applicants must write an essay on “Why Space and Science Education Matter”, as well as answer some questions about their physical fitness and personal commitment to space exploration and education. Applications close December 31, 2014. All entrants receive an official SpaceSuit Operation Manual available only from FFD. There is a $250 entry fee. Proceeds support Teachers in Space’s participation in the spacesuit testing. Applicants can submit their entries at www.teachers-in-space.com.
“This is a great opportunity for teachers to help test new spacesuit technology from a Brooklyn entrepreneur.”, said Elizabeth Kennick, president of Teachers in Space, Inc, “What a great story to inspire students: You don’t have to be a billionaire to participate in the new space industry.”
The winner will be chosen by a panel of highly qualified judges selected from the space industry and academia, including NASA Deputy Director of Technology Jim Adams, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Dr. Jason Kring, New York University’s Dr. Ed Vessel, and City University of New York’s Dr. Ari Maller. Ten finalists will have their essays featured on the TIS website, www.teachers-in-space.com. The winner will receive up to $500 travel reimbursement and will join our test team on the 20-parabola research profile Zero G flight (retail value $6500).
About Teachers in Space, Inc.
Teachers in Space, Inc. is an educational non-profit organization, which stimulates student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing teachers with extraordinary space science experiences and industry connections. Our professional development workshops for STEM teachers include personal and experimental flight opportunities, hands-on work with data sensors and remote device control, opportunities to meet and interact with scientists and developers at NASA and commercial space companies, and unique teaching materials and design contests.
About Final Frontier Design
FFD designs and manufactures high-quality, advanced space safety garments to meet the significant market need for a next generation, lighter weight, inexpensive, and highly reliable Intra Vehicular Activity (IVA) space suit. FFD is currently working with NASA and the FAA to define parameters and performance envelopes for human interface and cabin interaction for commercial spaceflight.
Liz Kennick, President, Teachers in Space, Inc.
Ted Southern, CEO, Final Frontier Design