April 13, 2012 - OCP/ Black Sky Training in conjunction with its training partner Dr. Paul Buza, a recognized expert in both DCI and hypobaric hypoxia, announced today that they have begun a study into the effects of hypobaric hypoxia on people taking neuro-psychiatric prescriptions. This study will determine if there is any change the patient’s physiological and psychological profile during high altitude flight.
April 2, 2012 - The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Orbital Commerce Project (OCP). The purpose of the agreement is “to promote safety in the Commercial Human Spaceflight industry through excellence in training and education.”
Papers authored by OCP personnel
Crew Training for the Suborbital Space Industry (abstract) Presented at the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Orlando Florida; February 27-29. An aspect of suborbital spaceflight which has received little attention is training. If done correctly, quality training improves proficiency, efficiency, and most importantly safety along with dramatically increasing the chances of mission success.
Using Suborbital Spaceflight for the Development of the Technical Workforce (abstract) (full) Presented at the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Orlando Florida; February 27-29. The advance in the Suborbital Spaceflight industry gives us the opportunity to use the promise of space to increase awareness and enthusiasm in STEM career fields.
Adhering to the FAA Guidelines for RLV Flight Crew Training: Presented at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2005, Washington D.C. May 19-22. Talks about developing a training center that uses conventional techniques and equipment which would allow companies to effectively and efficiently train RLV flight crews.
Adhering to the FAA Guidelines for RLV Flight Crew Training presentation: Presented at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2005, Washington D.C. May 19-22. This is the slide presentation used at ISDC.
Innovative Financing of a Large Space Project (pdf): Published in the proceedings of the 38th Space Congress, Cocoa Beach, FL May 1 - 3, 2001. Discussion of how to use standard financing models to fund a private space program.
A New “Old Way” to Space (pdf): Published in the proceedings of the 39th Space Congress, Cocoa Beach, FL April 29 - May 3, 2002. Compares a proposed private space program with past concepts.
Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants; Final Rule - In this final rule, the FAA changes parts 401, 415, 431, 435 and 440 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations and establishes a new part 460 in response to the CSLAA’s requirement to issue regulations governing crew and space flight participant, by June 23, 2006.
Safety Approvals; Final Rule - This part establishes procedures for obtaining a safety approval and renewing and transferring an existing safety approval. Safety approvals issued under this part may be used to support the application review for one or more launch or reentry license requests under other parts of this chapter.
Guidance for Medical Screening of Commercial Aerospace Passengers (pdf): Federal Air Surgeon, Mar 31 2003. This document provides general guidance for operators of manned commercial aerospace flights (suborbital and orbital) in the medical assessment of prospective passengers.
Information about suborbital tourism
Space Tourism Market Study 2002 - In this report, Futron Corporation, the industry leader in forecasting space-related markets, provides powerful insight into the public space travel (space tourism) market. The insight is provided via the presentation of an objective and quantitative picture of the current and future demand for the suborbital space travel market.