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Dr. Roberta Bondar

Born in Sault Ste Marie on Lake Superior, Dr. Roberta Bondar embarked on a career of scientific pursuits. After completing her board certification in Neurology, she studied at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, specializing in Neurophthalmology, how we see and record the world around us.

In 1983, she was one of the six original Canadian astronauts selected to train at NASA and in 1992, Bondar ascended into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. In her role as an international payload specialist, she conducted life and material science experiments in space, becoming Canada’s first female astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space.

Upon returning to Earth, Bondar wrote Touching The Earth, a book in which she speaks of her space experience and her love of the planet. Roberta Bondar has published two photography books on the Earth’s landscapes: Passionate Vision (new paperback edition in 2008) and Canada: Landscape of Dreams (Douglas & McIntyre).

In 2003 Dr. Bondar was installed as the Chancellor of Trent University, inducted into the International Women’s Forum’s International Hall of Fame, recognized by Time magazine as one of Canada’s Five Best Explorers, named the Walter E. Dandy Distinguished Orator for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and appointed Tetelman Fellow at Yale University, in celebration of women’s space achievements. She is featured on the 2003 Canada Post Roberta Bondar Astronaut stamp. Dr. Bondar lives in Toronto.

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Passionate Vision

Passionate Vision

Dr. Roberta Bondar

“Looking at many of these stunning photographs, you feel the sensibilities of a person who has travelled a long way, returned home and rejoiced in its beauty.” —Montreal Gazette

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