Space exploration was always a dream in the making for Dr. Roberta Bondar. She became the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist to enter space in 1992, and holds the prestigious NASA space medal for her achievements. For more than a decade at NASA, Bondar headed an international space medicine research team. A published author, photographer and outspoken advocate of higher learning for girls, she started the Roberta Bondar Foundation in 2009, which creates educational programmes for children to learn about the sciences, technology and the environment in Kenya and Canada through leadership and technical training.
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