Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar, first female Canadian astronaut
Roberta Bondar, first female Canadian astronaut

   Roberta Bondar is Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space.

She was born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada on December 4, 1945. As a child, science was her favourite subject and she loved the yearly science fairs at school. She was known to set off experiments in her parents’ basement.

After graduating from high school, she went on to study zoology and agriculture in university. She continued and completed her studies for a Masters degree in Pathology, a Doctor of Philosophy in neuroscience and a Doctor of Medicine.

Bondar began astronaut training in 1984 and flew on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery during Mission STS-42 in 1992. She performed experiments in the Spacelab.

For her work, she has received many honours including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, and over 22 honorary degrees.

In 2009 she established the Roberta Bondar Foundation to raise awareness about the environment.

 

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The Roberta Bondar Mighty doll is available for bidding on Ebay

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/-/252131402023?

30% proceeds will be donated to the Roberta Bondar Foundation.

Mighty dolls are all hand-painted OOAK (one-of-a-kind) prototypes and will not be reproduced by Wendy Tsao.

Please visit my ebay site http://www.ebay.ca/usr/wunnieshopper
to follow and bid for these dolls. 30% proceeds will be donated to support the foundations or causes of the inspiring role models.

 

2 thoughts on “Roberta Bondar

  1. Hi!
    I am in love with this idea and am so happy about the way these dolls look. They are indeed better role models for our girls and realistically reflex real girls. My only issue is why does Waris Dirie clothes and hair not look as nice as the others in her category? I found her clothes to be plain and simple and her hair not kept.
    I don’t know if thats the image that she portrayed but the doll didnt seem to reflect the photograph of her as the other ones did.

    1. Thank you for your comment. These dolls are meant to be younger versions of the successful women they come to be. I chose to portray Waris when she was a 13 years old Somali daughter of a nomadic tribe, who fled home to avoid an arranged marriage to an older man. I took the clothing and hair style from the movie Desert Flower.

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