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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 12/04/1945
  • First Flight: 01/22/1992
  • Last Flight: 01/22/1992


Roberta Bondar, a Canadian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Canadian Space Agency, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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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