Prof. Dave Michelson leads the Radio Science Lab at the University of British Columbia. His longstanding interest in space history led to
Scott Carpenter and Kris Stoever inviting him to provide the final
technical review of Carpenter's bestselling autobiography, "For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut," prior to its publication in Fall 2002. His other space-related interests include development of propagation and channel models for communications with LEO satellites at both VHF and Ka-band, and classification and interpretation of imagery generated by spaceborne synthetic aperture radars. In Summer 2005, he served as a visiting faculty member in the Space Physical Sciences Department of the International Space University.