About the Author
Gordon Shepherd is director of the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science at York University and the executive committee chair for the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) 2008 Scientific Assembly. He is a former project scientist, principal investigator, and assistant professor whose work with space science spans 50 years. Agnes Kruchio is a cofounder of MediaTropes and the author of Polar Science: The Legacy of Canada's Participation in the International Polar and Geophysical Years. She has also curated exhibitions on Canadian polar and space research for the Canada Science Museum. They both live in Toronto.