Born: April 1, 1935 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kenneth Money (born April 1, 1935 in Toronto, Canada) is
the Senior Scientist at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental
Medicine in Toronto. He has published over one hundred science articles and
authored six different topics in the World Book Encyclopedia.
Some of his contributions in the scientific field include
knowledge of the inner ear, motion sickness, disorientation, and biological
effects of space flight. Some of Money's interests include badminton, skiing,
acrobatic flying, skydiving, fishing, and reading. In 1956, Money competed at
the Olympic Games and placed fifth in the men's high jump event. In 1989, he won
the U.S. masters badminton championship in Miami, Florida.
was selected by the National Research Council of Canada as an astronaut
candidate in December 1983, but left the Canadian Astronaut Corps in 1992
without having flown in space. He acted as Spacelab Payload Operations
Controller for a Spacelab mission in 1992.
During the same mission,
Money served as the alternate astronaut, having the capability to fly if needed.
He is credited with the invention of an experimental surgical operation called
semicircular canal plugging, which is now being used in North America and Europe
to treat particular types of dizzy spells.