Dr John Spray wins an NBIF award
Dr. John Spray, director of UNB's Planetary and Space Science Centre,
was recently chosen as one of the 2012 recipients of the R3 Innovation
Award for Excellence in Applied Research.
Dr. Spray is a leading expert on what happens when two objects
collide in outer space at very high speeds. That understanding has lead
Dr. Spray to turn his attention toward the development of man-made
materials designed to protect people and infrastructure both in orbit
and on the ground.
Dr. Spray is also a co-investigator for two rover missions to Mars:
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory that launched from Cape Canaveral in
December 2011, and the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission. For the
NASA mission, once the rover has landed on Mars this summer, Dr. Spray
will travel to California to participate in the operation of the rover
and the analysis of the geological materials it collects.
Click here to view the documentary: www.nbif.ca/eng/r3gala/
From UNB Newsroom.