“On June 10, 2011, the SpaceTEC program received formal safety approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation for the SpaceTEC Certified Aerospace Technician™ process, the first such approval of this kind.
Based at Brevard Community College on Florida’s Space Coast, SpaceTEC is the National Science Foundation’s National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education. Since 2004 SpaceTEC has offered the nation’s only performance-based, industry-endorsed certification for aerospace technicians in the United States.”
The FAA gave safety approval for the four current areas of the SpaceTEC program:
- Core Certification
- Aerospace Vehicle Processing
- Aerospace Manufacturing
The approval for all four areas is valid for five years.
You can read more of the announcement and what it means for the aerospace technician field here.
To the staff at SpaceTEC, well done!
In this video, Gordon Snyder talks with Al Koller, Carolyn Parise and Joyce McClellan from SPACE-TEC at the 2010 HI-TEC Conference in Orlando, Florida.
A recent interview with Dr. Koller from SpaceTEC.
Recently, Dr. Al Koller, Principal Investigator of SpaceTEC, appeared on Syndicated News, a web based journalist site. You can listen to the 15 minute interview below.
You can discuss the SpaceTEC interview or any other aerospace subject on our forum.
Dr. Al Koller, of SpaceTEC, was recently interviewed by Dr. David Livingston on The Space Show. Dr. Koller spent the 1 and ½ hour interview discussing the founding and purpose of SpaceTEC, the importance of aerospace technicians and the need for national certification, and also discussed the uncertain future of America’s Human Space Flight program. You can listen to the interview here.