The Rad Pack
None of us at Rads on a Plane are medical doctors, nor are we offering medical advice. Instead, we are astrophysicists, computer scientists, and communicators. Our job, as we see it, is to gather true information about aviation radiation and to share it with you. It's up to you to decide what it means for your health.
All of us continue to travel on planes without fear of immediate effects from the exposure we receive onboard. However, the more we have learned about the radiation environment "up there", the more we have become mindful of our accumulated doses--and thoughtful of other travelers such as pregnant women who may be more vulnerable than we are.
A few words from The Rad Pack
The Rad Pack
Without Earth to Sky Calculus there would be no Rads on a Plane. Earth to Sky Calculus is group of youth doing cutting-edge science in a little-explored realm 100,000 feet above our heads: the stratosphere. What began as an extra-curricular calculus and quantum mechanics class begun in 5th grade, eventually turned into a hands-on spaceweather ballooning program to search for new life forms in the stratosphere and to monitor the effects of cosmic radiation on Earth’s atmosphere. Their efforts are 100% crowdfunded. Small business, non-profits, and small businesses “own” this research and are responsible for its advance.
Earth to Sky's ongoing spaceweather ballooning program continues to be a cornerstone in the Rads on a Plane research program.
You can learn more about what is likely the most active citizen-science spaceweather ballooning program in the world and the wonderful youth who participate at earthtosky.net or by visiting the Earth to Sky Calculus Facebook page.
Founding Member: Amelia Koske-Phillips