Biography: Roberta Lynn Bondar

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Roberta Lynn Bondar was born in December 4, 1945 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Roberta was a very educated person. She collected more than 24 Degrees including Honorary Degrees. Roberta has father named Edward who died in 1985 and a mother named Mildred who died in 2006. She also has an older sister named Barbara. In 1945 Roberta Bondar enrolled in the University Of Guelph, Ontario. She studied Zoology and agriculture and earned a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture in 1968. She later enrolled in the University Of Western Ontario where she studied experimental Pathology. She won her Master’s Degree for that subject in 1968. She then enrolled in the University Of Toronto, where she earned a Ph. Degree for Neurobiology in 1974. Roberta then joined the medical school at McMaster University and received a medical degree from that institution in 1977. She did her internship at the Toronto General Hospital and finished her residency in Neurology at the University Of Western Ontario. From 1980-1983, Roberta Bondar traveled widely to study and work. She took Neurology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1981. 1982 she was hired as an assistant professor of neurology at McMaster University; she also served as director of McMaster’s Multiple-Sclerosis Clinic. In 1983 December, Bondar applied and was chosen for the Canadian Astronaut Program. She trained on this program from 1984 to 1992 while also holding down other jobs. Bondar trained for a few years for a flight in January 1992 and was finally accepted as a member of the Canadian Astronaut Program. She trained on this program from 1984 to 1992 while also holding down other jobs. Roberta Bondar training brought her to Houston Texas where she trained intensively with other astronauts in preparation for a space flight onboard the space shuttle discovery for a few years and returned back to Canada. She was finally selected as a crew member for the flight in January. This flight was the first International...
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