Astronaut · Astronaute · Giizhgong Bembizoochged
Roberta Bondar. Photo: Tourism Sault Ste. Marie
This sculpture represents local Canadian hero Dr. Roberta Bondar. Fulfilling her childhood dream to be an astronaut, she was the first Canadian woman and the world’s first neurologist in space. She studied how living things respond when exposed to zero-gravity environments.
Roberta is also an accomplished scientist, physician, photographer, pilot and author. You can see her photography at the Art Gallery of Algoma and learn about her space travel at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.