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Canadian History for Kids: Dr. Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar, from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, is Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. This Canadian History for Kids Beaver Tale discusses how she made it in space!

A neurologist and a researcher of the nervous system, Dr. Roberta Bondar was one of the six original Canadian astronauts selected in 1983. In 1992 Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman and the second Canadian astronaut to go into space.

Bondar flew on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery during Mission STS-42, January 22–30, 1992, during which she performed experiments in the Spacelab.

Roberta Bondar graduated from High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and then started on an amazing academic career which includes:

  • BSc in Zoology and Agriculture from the University of Guelph
  • MSc in Experimental Pathology from the University of Western Ontario
  • PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Toronto
  • Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University

Dr. Bondar also holds a certification in sky diving and parachuting!

And that’s this week Canadian History for Kids Beaver Tale!
 

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