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 dixanprojects.ca for more information.
Other titles by Joan Dixon
Extreme Canadian Weather
Freakish Storms and Unexpected Disasters
Embedded on the Home Front
Where Military and Civilian Lives Converge
The Exceptional Achievements of Canada's first Woman Astronaut
Extreme Canadian Weather (JR)
Freakish Storms and Sudden Disasters
Celebrating the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
The Story of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth
Trailblazing Sports Heroes
Exceptional Personalities and Outstanding Achievements in Canadian Sport