Monday, October 13, 2008
Writer: Shanna Relford
UTSI Leader, Professor Win International Book Award
The University of Tennessee Space Institute is proud to announce that Interim UT Associate Vice President for UTSI Dr. Angie Bukley and UTSI Adjunct Professor Dr. Gilles Clément recently accepted the 2008 Life Sciences Book Award from the International Academy of Astronautics for their book entitled Artificial Gravity.
A Springer Science book, Artificial Gravity examines the detrimental effects of weightlessness on the human body during space missions and how artificial gravity can be used as a countermeasure to address all of the physical symptoms of extended weightlessness. The book also explores the possibility of using artificial gravity on the first manned mission to Mars.
Drs. Clément and Bukley accepted the award at the Academy Day Honor Night in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 28. The award is presented annually to recognize excellence in publication by a member of the Academy in the fields related to life science.
“I find great satisfaction in knowing that this book is acknowledged by the astronautic community. Angie and I compiled this book during our stay at Ohio University, with contributions from the members of the European Space Agency Topical Team on Artificial Gravity and invited participants. This award is for all the contributors to this project,” said Clément.