By Judy Wearing

By the point Roberta Bondar turned Canada's first lady in house in 1992, she already had careers as a physician, a scientist, and a pro photographer. Born in 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a city at the border among Canada and the USA, Roberta has had an lively occupation in either international locations. this day she is widely known for her carrying on with paintings on behalf of the planet, writing and showing on television and in documentaries, protecting area travel launches on the Kennedy area middle in Florida, and laying off new gentle at the wishes of the wildlife.

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