SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With a new era of commercial spaceflight getting ready for takeoff following the recent conclusion of the U.S. space shuttle program and the groundswell of private spaceflight development, Astronauts4Hire has undertaken the ambitious mission of developing and training the next generation of astronauts. The Tampa, Fla.-based non-profit group is currently the only organization dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of commercial astronaut candidates by providing skills training, facilitating flight member forums and engaging with the space research community.
FuzeBox, Inc., a global leader in real time visual collaboration applications, is proud to support Astronauts4Hire’s mission with its flagship Fuze Meeting web-based videoconferencing and collaboration software. Fuze Meeting allows Astronauts4Hire – which has members across the Americas, Europe and Asia – to bring together distant participants for online meetings, training and a wide range of collaborative activities.
Besides facilitating the group’s internal communications, Fuze Meeting also is a valuable public outreach tool for Astronauts4Hire, which plans to use the software’s built-in webinar conferencing capabilities to host its first public webinar at 12:00 pm. PST on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Featured guest speaker Duane Ross of NASA’s Astronaut Selection Office, Ross will provide insight and answer questions for those interested in applying for NASA’s next round of astronaut candidate training, which is expected to launch in 2013.
Interested participants can reserve a webinar spot and join the online meeting at the following URL: a4h.eventbrite.com.
"With the support of sponsors like FuzeBox, Astronauts4Hire is helping its members develop the professional skills necessary to be strong astronaut candidates in the new era of spaceflight. This public webinar is a prime example of the type of service we can provide to the wider astronaut hopeful community during the current NASA opportunity," said Astronauts4Hire CEO Brian Shiro.
“Along with Astronauts4Hire, we’re excited to be contributing to the launch of a new era of commercial space travel and exploration,” said FuzeBox CEO Jeff Cavins. “Our intuitive, user-friendly software allows them to concentrate on their real mission, without the need for a lot of expensive equipment and training. In fact, Fuze Meeting makes videoconferencing and collaboration as easy as clicking on an email invitation link.”
FuzeBox is the global leader in real-time visual collaboration applications for millions of end users across various businesses. Its applications – Fuze Meeting and Fuze Telepresence Connect, allow people to communicate, collaborate and share content from any device, across any network, anywhere in the world. Fuze Meeting is a mobile and web-based collaboration service that features integrated audio conferencing as well as high-definition, synchronized video and image sharing. Fuze Telepresence Connect is a cloud-based solution that eliminates the interoperability problem inherent in proprietary telepresence and video conferencing systems; enabling all devices including mobile tablets, to inter-operate with telepresence environments. The company's technology is based on a real-time visual communications platform that converges telephony, high-definition, synchronized video and image sharing across the enterprise, the web and mobile networks. For more information, please visit www.fuzebox.com.
Astronauts for Hire, Inc. (A4H) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose objectives are to provide opportunities for students and professionals to develop and refine the skills necessary to become commercial astronauts and to assist these qualified candidates with networking opportunities in the space research community. A4H’s commercial astronaut candidates are accomplished scientists and engineers who can support a wide variety of payloads. They are available today for contract and consulting work with researchers to design and conduct experiments on microgravity, suborbital, and orbital missions. For more information, please visit www.Astronauts4Hire.org or contact Public Relations Officer Ben Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850) 685-2218.