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Ken Money

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Mara Bitir

on 2 April 2014

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Dr. Money chaired the Human Factors Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics that produced the Mars Cosmic Study on the International Exploration of Mars. He served as editor and co-author of its 1996 report that looked at the potential psychological and physiological aspects on astronauts involved in long-duration spaceflight missions. He currently serves as president of the Washington, DC-based National Space Society. He has also sat on the board of governors of the non-profit space advocacy group since 1986 as well as the board of directors since 2004. Furthermore, since 1996, Dr. Money worked on the board of directors of Toronto's CNE Air Show.
I know he's not an incredibly known scientist or astronaut but he's done a lot of things like making significant contributions to the knowledge of the inner ear, motion sickness, pilot disorientation, biological effects of spaceflight, effects of alcohol and other areas of science. He is known for having invented and demonstrated semicircular canal plugging, an experimental surgical operation used in North American and European hospitals to treat specific types of dizziness. Also, Dr. Money has published 110 scientific articles and authored six different topics for the World Book Encyclopedia and one for Microsoft Encarta. OMG right?
Contributions To Science
As I said in the intro, Ken Money was a scientist, and it took a lot of schools and studying to become a famous one. Dr. Money attended high school at North Toronto Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario and Noranda High School in Noranda, Quebec. Then he enrolled at the University of Toronto and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physiology and chemistry in 1958, his Master of Science in physiology in 1959 and his Ph.D. in physiology in 1961. Dr. Money graduated from the National Defence College in 1972 and from the Accelerated Free Fall Skydiving course at the Spaceland Parachute Center in Houston in 1989. He is an associate professor of physiology at the University of Toronto and lectures regularly to undergraduate classes. Dr. Money also teaches occasionally at York University and has given talks at universities in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan. He has completed community college courses in accounting and management disciplines. He must have done a lot of science projects!
Ken Money was an astronaut who served on Canada's first astronaut team and and is a scientist who is well known and an expert on flight safety.
Ken Money
Well, Ken Money could be an inspiration to some people that want to become an astronaut and a scientist. He did accomplish some great things, but he isn't well known like Chris Hadfield and Roberta Bondar. I really want other people to get to know him and that is why I chose him for my presentation.

I think that every astronaut is a hero just because of the struggle they go through to become one because they have to go through a lot of training, they have to keep themselves fit and maintain good health. They have to have courage to go to space because some people are scared that the space shuttle might malfunction and explode. They have to be responsible because they are always go to space on a mission or task and they have to do it.They have to be a good leader because a leader has to make sure that the whole team is on task. They have to persevere in school, during training, and staying up there in space. I think that Ken Money did all of that-plus all his work as a scientist-and that's what makes him a hero.
So, Hero Or Not?
I don't understand how, but some people get so many honours and stuff! Dr. Money has been elected an Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics in 1984. In 1985, he was awarded a fellowship in the Aerospace Medical Association. He received the Wilber R. Franks award in 1986 from the Canadian Society of Aviation Medicine for his contributions to aviation medicine. He was awarded the Grass Foundation Neurosciences Lectureship, Penn State University, in 1989. He was the Wellmark Lecturer for the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in 1992. Also in 1992, he was inducted into the University of Toronto's Hall of Fame for his swimming and track and field achievements. In 1994, Dr. Money was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General of Canada for his contributions to science and technology. He was awarded the Kent Gillingham Award by the U.S. Aerospace Medical Association in May 2000 for his contributions to knowledge of disorientation and situational awareness in flight.
Dr. Ken Money has a lot of it, by making substantial contributions to the fields of vestibular physiology and aviation medicine. Dr. Money first worked with the NASA space program in 1962 and consulted as a scientific advisor to the U.S. agency. Dr. Money is a member of Canada's original astronaut corps, selected as part of Canada Group 1 by Ottawa's National Research Council of Canada in December 1983. He started his astronaut training in February of 1984. Later that year, Dr. Money launched Canada's initial medical experiments performed in space when the first Canadian astronaut flew aboard Shuttle mission STS-41G. In 1990, Dr. Money was named alternate payload specialist for the first International Microgravity Laboratory mission, "Space Shuttle Discovery flight STS-42", that flew in 1992. As Spacelab payload operations controller for this mission that investigated microgravity and its effects on the human body in space, he coordinated communications between the flight crew and the ground support team from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. After about 9 years of being an astronaut, he left the CSA in 1992 to be a scientist again. He recently just retired as a senior scientist.
Kenneth Money was an astronaut for 8 years and was part of Canada's first astronaut team from 1983 to 1992. Dr. Money is married with Shelia Mary Donnelly and has one daughter. He was born on January 4 1935 in Toronto, Ontario. He enjoys badminton, skiing, fishing, skydiving and reading. He represented Canada as a high-jumper on the track and field team at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956 and again at the British Empire and
Commonweath Games in Cardiff. He placed second in badminton (singles) in his age group in the World Master’s Games in 1985. In January 1989, he won the American Master’s Badminton championship (singles) at the International Tournament in Miami.
About Him...
Ken Money
Nice hair!
Ooo! Glasses!
Whoa. Spacesuit.
By: Mara
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