In this month’s Space Story, the aurora borealis reveals some of its secrets to the Portable Auroral Imager. Trond S. Trondsen, of the University of Calgary, designed the instrument. He shows how scientists will be able to study the smallest and fastest moving features of the aurora.
The history feature tells the story of the Falcon 20, a special aircraft in the service of science that has been used by CSA since 1993. In 2004, the CSA performed 10 experiments in weightlessness aboard the twin-jet airplane.
Dr. Peter Suedfeld, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, is the subject of this month’s interview. Before making the leap to space psychology, he studied the behaviour of subjects such as polar scientists and expedition crew.