It was impossible to share in my previous blog entry everything about Dr. David Kendall that makes him a superb choice as Chair of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Besides being a well-regarded leader, Dave also has a sense of humour. Throughout our careers in space, Dave and I have attended […]
Another University of Calgary alumnus has done us proud. Dr. David Kendall MSc’72, PhD’79 was recently appointed by the United Nations as incoming Chair of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). This is a big deal – the first time that a Canadian has held such a position. The Committee […]
Last Thursday, three astronauts aboard the ISS took emergency shelter in their Soyuz vehicle over concerns that a piece of orbital debris would pass alarmingly close to the Station.
I had always hoped that cancer would be conquered within my lifetime, but I’m no longer sure that will happen. Cancer is a complex disease. In fact, it’s not just one disease; every single cancer is different on a genetic basis. Consequently, a cure for cancer remains elusive. I was pleased to hear that the new Calgary […]