Episode #242: Its a Bird, it’s a Plane, No it’s Flying Microbe Particles!

October 25, 2019

This episode, hosts Nikol Posnov and Gregory Robinson interview guests Matthew Svensson and Mohammed Chamma who are part of the High Altitude Balloon initiative from the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University. Matt and Mo and the rest of the team built an apparatus to collect and study microbe particles found in the stratosphere well above the tallest buildings but within our atmosphere. Tune in to hear more about these high flying microbes.

Produced by Gavin Tolometti

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If you want to get in contact with Matt, Mo and the team to learn more about the High Altitude Balloon initiative you can go to the Western Space website: https://space.uwo.ca/research/projects/high_altitude_balloon_initiative/index.html

To follow the team on social media:

@westernuSpace

#westernuHAB