Sunday, January 22, 2012

On January 22

On this day in ...
... 1992 (20 years ago today), upon takeoff at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Space Shuttle's STS-42 mission made history when Dr. Roberta Bondar (right) became the 1st Canadian woman in space. (photo credit) Born in 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Bondar, a Canadian Space Agency Mission Specialist who holds an M.D. in neurology and a Ph.D. in astrophysics, joined 6 other astronauts on an 8-day flight aboard the shuttle Discovery. She has continued a career of public service, including 2 terms as a university chancellor.

(Prior January 22 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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