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Space-flight Human Optimization and Performance – Train Like an Astronaut

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:15 am
*Included in general admission

Location | Destiny Theater

The post-conference event is designed to endorse a healthy lifestyle by integrating aspects of “Train like an Astronaut” for inspiration. It is accessible to the general public upon purchasing entry to Space Center Houston and is complimentary for participants of the primary SHOP-24 Conference.


  • 10:15-11:00 a.m.: NASA Astronaut Presentation Q&A
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m.: Fit for Life! Lessons Learned from a NASA Flight Surgeon – Dr. Joe Schmid
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m.: The Art of Healthy Aging – Dr. Stacey Gorniak
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Prioritizing Women’s Health and Fitness in Spaceflight: Lessons Learned from Earth – Dr. Nicole Strock
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. : Nutrition for Health and Performance – Mr. Brett Singer
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m.: Resilience Across the Lifespan- Insight for Living A Fulfilled Life – Mr. Robert Andrews

UTMB Health – UTMB Rehabilitation Services
Learn how to “Train Like an Astronaut” to optimize your balance across the life span! When Astronauts return from Space their neurovestibular system is compromised and it takes focused reconditioning to readapt, come learn similar skills to optimize your own fitness and balance from the experts from UTMB!

University of Houston Health and Human Performance
University of Houston will have a booth promoting “Are you Stronger than an Astronaut” to test your strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness! When Astronauts prepare for Space, fitness is a must! Come see how you prepare by being tested on various devices from the experts from University of Houston.  

Memorial Hermann Rockets Sports Medicine Institute
Explore the Memorial Herman booth for a journey into healthy living from fitness recommendations, to nutrition and mental resiliency. Learn how to care for yourself, just as the Astronauts do while living on the International Space Station!

Visit the Spaceflight Human Optimization & Performance Summit, April 17-19, 2024 here.

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