Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Recommended Reading List

The recommended reading list for the LAUNCH Fitness & Human Performance Spaceflight Fitness Specialist is now available for viewing and/or download by clicking here.  The recommended reading list is provided as supplement learning material for those individuals who may be interested in more in-depth study of aerospace medicine, space physiology, aviation human factors, and suborbital commercial spaceflight.  The supplemental material is NOT covered in the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification examination, as all content for the certification program is included in the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Candidate Manual to be published in early 2014.  In the meantime, the recommended reading list provides Candidates with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with many of the topics covered in the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification program.


Bigelow Aerospace Seeks Spacecraft Simulation Crewmembers

Bigelow Aerospace is seeking qualified individuals to participate (as a part-time employee) as an astronaut-in-simulation for its Closed Volume Spacecraft Simulation studies at its North Las Vegas, NV facility.  Those interested can apply at

Limited-Time Registration Discount for the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Certification

Are you interested in becoming a certified Spaceflight Fitness Specialist and starting a new and exciting career in the commercial spaceflight industry?  If so, you won’t want to miss the limited-time registration discount for the LAUNCH Fitness & Human Performance Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification!  Register before January 1, 2014 and save 20% on the pre-sale registration fee using discount code ‘gratitude’ during registration.  The registration fee for this unique and one-of-a-kind credential will NEVER be this low again.  Price increases after the promotional period on January 1, 2014.  Image

LAUNCH Now Offers Online/Distance Coaching and Training Services!

Make 2014 your best year ever!  LAUNCH Fitness & Human Performance is now pleased to offer online health, fitness, and human performance coaching and consultation for clients who do not live in the greater Houston, TX area and are interested in our expert services!  Visit for details!  Get started today!Image  

LAUNCH Founder, Jamie Guined on The Space Show November 17th

LAUNCH Founder, Jamie Guined, will be a guest on The Space Show November 17, 2013.  The show will be broadcast live at beginning at 12:00 pm PST (2:00 pm CST, 3:00 pm EST).  Tune in to listen Jamie discuss spaceflight fitness, exercise countermeasures, the role of the fitness professional in the emerging commercial spaceflight industry, and the release of the pioneering Spaceflight Fitness Specialist credential.  Listeners of the show will also receive a special promotion for the pre-sale registration of the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification.  

Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Certification Pre-Sale Registration Open!

Pre-sale registration for the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification is now available!  

LAUNCH is pleased to announce the pre-sale of the ground-breaking Spaceflight Fitness Specialist (SFS) certification!  The Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification is the first and only fitness certification that is designed to provide fitness professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address the unique needs of the commercial spaceflight industry, astronauts, and spaceflight tourists.  Be among the first in the industry to establish yourself as a Spaceflight Fitness Specialist.

Pre-sale registration includes the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist manual (to be released January 2, 2014), one exam registration, a Spaceflight Fitness Specialist patch and t-shirt, free registration to the first annual Spaceflight Fitness Summit to be held in Houston, Texas June 2015, and listing in the LAUNCH Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Registry.   

Registration price is $449 during the limited-time pre-sale registration period.  Registration price increases to $579 after the pre-sale promotion.  

To register, click hereImage.   



Jamie Guined, LAUNCH Founder, named Commander

Jamie Guined, LAUNCH Founder, was recently named Commander of Crew 138 of the Mars Desert Research Station by the Mars Society.  Guined, along with five other analog astronauts, will complete a two-week Mars simulation at the analog habitat March 15-29, 2014.  Stay tuned for additional updates as Crew 138 begins to undertake preparations and training for their mission.

Seeking Members for Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Board of Certification

LAUNCH is looking to recruit a few professionals who would be interested in serving on the Board of Certification for the LAUNCH Spaceflight Fitness Specialist credential. Interested parties should have experience from one or more of the following areas of practice: 1) aerospace physiology 2) aerospace medicine 3) spaceflight human factors 4) exercise science 5) clinical exercise physiology 6) neuroscience 7) cardiology 8) environmental physiology 9) psychology 10) therapeutic exercise and/or medical fitness. If you meet one or more of the above qualifications and are interested in learning more, please email Serious inquiries only, please.