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2010-05-10 10:56:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") and its National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR®) Center will attend the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) from May 9-13, 2010, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. This marks the 30th year that ETC has attended and supported AsMA. The meeting supports a shared...

2010-04-30 11:45:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- An award honoring the advancement of medicine in space has been named for the first physician/astronaut, Dr. Joe Kerwin, a former executive at Wyle who flew aboard the 28-day Skylab 2 mission in 1973. The Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D. Award will be presented to a deserving nominee in May by the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)at its annual conference in Phoenix. The recipient will be honored "for advances in the understanding of human physiology...

2009-12-09 13:30:00

Release and photos available at http://www.nsbri.org/NewsPublicOut/Release.epl?r=130 HOUSTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronauts returning from challenging long-duration missions face one more challenge when they get back to Earth -- standing up and walking. Upon returning to normal gravity, astronauts often suffer from balance problems that lead to dizziness and difficulty standing, walking and turning corners. Dr. Jacob Bloomberg is leading a group of National Space Biomedical...

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2009-12-09 15:33:11

Astronauts returning from challenging long-duration missions face one more challenge when they get back to Earth "“ standing up and walking. Upon returning to normal gravity, astronauts often suffer from balance problems that lead to dizziness and difficulty standing, walking and turning corners. Dr. Jacob Bloomberg is leading a group of National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) scientists in a project to develop techniques to help astronauts adapt quickly to a new gravity...

2009-07-27 10:15:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has exercised a $201 million second option on a contract with Wyle to provide continuing support to the Space Life Sciences Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The option extends the contract to April 30, 2013. The work will be done by Wyle's Integrated Science and Engineering Group, headquartered in Houston. Under the bioastronautics contract, Wyle's work supports the International Space Station, space shuttle, Constellation and...

2009-07-24 07:14:04

NASA has exercised a $201 million second option on a contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Space Life Sciences Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The option extends the contract to April 30, 2013. Under the bioastronautics contract, Wyle's work supports the International Space Station, space shuttle, Constellation and Human Research Programs. Wyle maintains readiness of Space Life Sciences facilities and...

2009-07-01 12:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two flight surgeons supporting Wyle and its NASA Bioastronautics Contract have been selected for the next astronaut class. NASA announced last week that Dr. Kjell Lindgren and Dr. Serena Aunon, both assistant professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, are among nine new astronauts selected from a pool of 3,565 applicants. UTMB is one of Wyle's major subcontractors on its...

2009-06-03 13:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle's Germany-based GmbH unit played a vital role in the recent selection of six new European Space Authority (ESA) astronauts, the first named since 1992. Casey Pruett, managing director of the unit, assisted in supervising all logistic components for organizing the implementation of two phases of psychological and one phase of medical testing. He served as the deputy project manager to Dr. Volker Damann, head of ESA's Crew Medical Support Office,...

2009-03-27 22:20:00

Dr. Earl Wood, inventor of the high-altitude pressure suit worn by pilots and astronauts, has died in Rochester, Minn. He was 97. The Mayo Clinic, where Woods was a researcher, said Wood -- who died March 18 -- was an integral part of the team that developed the first civilian human centrifuge in the United States. The centrifuge was used to test human reactions to high levels of gravitational forces. In large part, their work laid the foundation for the science behind modern aerospace...

2009-02-05 07:00:00

Promotes link between space technology and cardiovascular disease HOUSTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "I salute American Heart Month, which calls attention to our nation's No. 1 killer - cardiovascular diseases, including stroke. As a former NASA astronaut, as well as having served as a clinical scientist and flight surgeon, I can attest to how innovations from space exploration directly benefit medical and health care fields -- notably through the space agency's heart-related research. The...


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