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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Roberta Bondar

The Exceptional Achievements of Canada's first Woman Astronaut

by (author) Joan Dixon

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Science & Technology, Women
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552778012
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551537993
    Publish Date
    Jul 2004
    List Price
    $9.95

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Description

"The feeling in space flight is like hanging by your heels...with all the blood rushing to your head. ...You feel as though you are at the top of a roller coaster when your stomach feels like it is going to lift off." - Dr. Roberta Bondar. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography or space exploration. From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and sheer guts.

About the author

Stories of Canada and amazing Canadians have always inspired JOAN DIXON's research and she likes to share ones that are different from those in the regular history books. She is the author of Trailblazing Sports Heroes, Roberta Bondar, Extreme Canadian Weather, as well as of books about Canadian icons such as the Avro Arrow and the Calgary Stampede. She is currently based in the foothills of the Rockies. Check out dixanprojects.ca for more information.

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