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Canada's first woman in space reflects the most important year, which is 2019
OTTAWA, Ontario – Neurologist, astronaut, wildlife photographer, founder of the NGO, speaker, inspirer of countless children for one generation – is there something that Roberta Bondar can not do?
The first woman astronaut in space in Canada appears on Tuesday (January 22nd) over 500 wildly excited children in Canada at the Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.
Yesterday was a special day in Bondar's life story – the 27th anniversary of her 1992 STS-42 space flight – but it became more unique when Bondar and the Canadian astronaut Jenny Sidi-Gibbons spoke of live for David Saint Jacques, a Canadian astronaut in a half-year mission of the International Space Station. [Happy New Year from Space! Astronauts Ring in 201
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The year 2019 also marks Canada's 35th anniversary of astronauts in space, officially held in October on the anniversary of the founding of Mark Garno.
"We have very few opportunities to put people in space," Bondar said Space.com. "Obviously, we want to have more opportunities for women because there were a lot of men who went into space and on many trips rather than women, but I hope someone like Jenny will go to the moon." and being the first Canadian on the Moon – that would be great. "
Double anniversaries bore weight with Sidi-Gibbons, who was hired by the Canadian space agency in 2017 (along with Joshua Kutrik), and was in the last year of training astronaut candidates. Another Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen observes the 2017 astronaut training classes, including NASA's astronauts.
"It's just such an exciting time to get into space, but beyond that, if you think about Canada's genealogy and history as a cosmic nation, it's unbelievable," said Sidi-Gibbons to Space.com. this is what I'm going to get here for what space it can do, and the opportunities ahead will be pretty remarkable, I mean, the commercial crews who come online hope this year with crew missions and maybe, if we go back to the moon … How exciting would it be for Canada?
Bondar again scientists advance to the age of 73 when many people are satisfied with retirement.More times a year, Bondar flew in remote areas in Kenya, Florida and other places to document the populations of migratory birds (Bondar takes pictures of these birds on Earth, Saint Jacques will document its orbital migration paths in a partnership seen by Roberta Bondar Foundation
The purpose of the research program is to monitor birds as they move from breeding sites along the migratory paths and flights in the regions where they leave during the rooting season. Many of these roads are endangered as ecosystems are the victims of climate change, human construction and other problems. Photographs from Earth and Space together will go to a traveling exhibition that will be released sometime after Saint-Jacques returns from space later this year.