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Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Park City, Utah, September 27, 2022 – NRP Stone, Inc. (Symbol: NRPI)

Astronaut training exercise by Trent Tresch, Founding Director of the Center for Human Space Exploration (CHaSE) at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2. Photo credit: Cameron Smith.

Uplift Aerospace (NRP Stone - Symbol: NRPI) is privileged to announce that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the University of Arizona’s Center for Human Space Exploration (CHaSE) at the Biosphere2. Together both organizations are collaborating on the development of a diverse and accessible spaceflight training program that will be delivered to Uplift’s first astronaut class.

CHaSE is a research and development facility at the University of Arizona focused on furthering the sustainable presence of humanity in our solar system and beyond. Founded in 2022, their mission is to foster the global space community through experiential opportunities. With access to world class facilities, CHaSE disseminates resources to students, industry, professionals, and the public. Their current programs and projects include space suit operations certification, space craft egress training, flight oxygen systems training, high altitude chamber training, and open source space suit components.

The first joint astronaut trainees under Uplift Aerospace and the University of Arizona will be the Space+5, a team of five individuals selected as commercial astronauts by Uplift’s Space+ Web3 Space Program. Ruben Salinas was selected by the Space+ community to be the first commercial astronaut for Space+’s upcoming flight on a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. The Space+5 includes Ruben Salinas as the first commercial Astronaut and team lead, Sydney Hamilton, Mike Mongo, Trent Tresch, and Joan Melendez-Misner. The full Space+5 class is training to support the mission and will fly to space if additional opportunities arise.


Uplift Aerospace, Inc. is an emerging leader in the rapidly transforming space industry, pioneering revolutionary systems to manufacture, trade, and deliver products for a multiplanetary economy.

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US OTC Symbol: NRPI; CUSIP: 62940J200. For the latest updates, visit and follow @upliftaerospace on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Disclosures and Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Expressions of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of products and technologies, economic and market factors, successful integration of acquisitions, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company, its management, or affiliates, undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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