The Tomatosphere Team is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Alouette Award by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. This award is presented to Tomatosphere to recognize its outstanding contribution to advancement in Canadian space technology, application, and science. The trophy, symbolic of the award, is awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the field of astronautics. The Tomatosphere Project represents a sustained high level of performance which has contributed to several advances in space. The award is for a space endeavour that also has international reach and is one that has led to new benefits for humankind.
The award was presented to Dr. Michael Dixon (chief scientist) and Dr. Robert Thirsk (CSA astronaut) and the Project Team whose leadership in the project has responded admirably to the urgent need for education of our youth in the unique and challenging areas of space life sciences.