Space Travel and Exploration Performance (STEP)™

As commercial spaceflight accelerates and NASA focuses on returning to the Moon and Mars, space travel is becoming more common in our lives. What was once reserved for a select few with rigorous training is now accessible to the average person. However, aspiring space travelers must prepare thoroughly to meet the physical, physiological, and mental demands of spaceflight.

Our Space Travel and Exploration Performance (STEP)™ curriculum draws on the latest scientific research in spaceflight physiology and human performance. We combine this with years of experience in NASA’s astronaut biomedical research, Mars analog expeditions, competitive gymnastics, and coaching elite athletes, tactical operators, and executives. This wealth of knowledge helps us create comprehensive training programs.

We tailor each space traveler’s curriculum to meet the specific demands of their spaceflight mission, including:

  • Physiologic performance development necessary for the demands of pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight phases of the mission
  • Anatomical and body composition optimization to mitigate health and performance risks
  • Biomechanical optimization for desired performance levels during Intravehicular Activity (IVA) and Extravehicular Activity (EVA) tasks, as well as in-flight exercises
  • Nutrition coaching to maintain physical and physiological health and performance
  • Musculoskeletal and myofascial injury recovery and prevention education
  • Mental performance coaching to thrive in the novel environmental conditions of spaceflight