In 2007 and 2008, air quality in the International Space Station ISS was very successfully monitored by the ANITA gas measurement system. Atle Honne, the SINTEF scientist behind this analytical system, has recently been awarded the prestigious SAE Wright Brothers Medal.
Since 1927, this award has been given to scientists who have made important contributions to all aspects of aviation or space technology. ANITA is calibrated to quantify 33 potential trace gases by means of optical measurements. Honne received the bronze medal at the SAE Aerotech Conference in Toulouse in October 2011.