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Roberta Bondar (JR)

The Exceptional Achievements of Canada's First Woman Astronaut

by (author) Joan Dixon

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2006
General, Science & Technology
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2006
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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 the space shuttle Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of hard work, 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 for more information.

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