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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar

Status: Retired
12/4/1945 –
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/22/1992
Last Flight: 1/22/1992

Roberta Bondar (born December 4, 1945) is Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA’s head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities.

Bondar has received many honours including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, over 22 honorary degrees and induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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Canadian Space Agency

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CSA

Founded: 1990

Country: CAN

The Canadian Space Agency was established by the Canadian Space Agency Act which received Royal Assent on May 10, 1990.

The Canadian space program is administered by the Canadian Space Agency. Canada has contributed technology, expertise and personnel to the world space effort, especially in collaboration with ESA and NASA. In addition to its astronauts and satellites, some of the most notable Canadian technological contributions to space exploration include the Canadarm on the Space Shuttle and Canadarm2 on the International Space Station.

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