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Roberta Bondar

The Exceptional Achievements of Canada's first Woman Astronaut

By Joan Dixon

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"The feeling in space flight is like hanging by your heels...with all the blood rushing to your head. ...You feel as though you are at the top of a roller coaster when your stomach feels like it is going to lift off." - Dr. Roberta Bondar. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography or space exploration. From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and sheer guts.



Chapter 1: Starstruck Child

Chapter 2: Stepping Stones to Space

Chapter 3: The Biggest Competition of Her Life

Chapter 4: The First to Fly

Chapter 5: Disaster!

Chapter 6: Astronauts in Training

Chapter 7: Liftoft!

Chapter 8: Working on the Edge

Chapter 9: Living on the Edge

Chapter 10: Coming Down

Epilogue: Life on Earth

Appendix 1: Crew of STS-42

Appendix 2: Timeline

Appendix 3: Canada's Select Six


Joan Dixon writes from the foothills of the Rockies, where she also hikes, skis, and plays all kinds of sports with her family and friends. Her master's degree in Canadian Studies (with a specialization in sport history) and her time at the National Sport and Recreation Centre in Ottawa have helped shape her understanding of sport in Canadian life, while stories of Canada and amazing Canadians have always inspired her research and writing projects. Her most recent book is Made for Canada: the story of Avro's Arrow.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 6th July 2004
ISBN: 9781551537993
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 27th June 2012
ISBN: 9781552778012
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  BIO015000, BIO022000, HIS006020
Imprint: Amazing Stories


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