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Roberta Bondar on being the first Canadian woman in space

A physician and scientist, Roberta Bondar became Canada's first woman to fly in space in January 1992. She says she felt a lot of weight on her shoulders to "do this right" because people would look at her actions and "generalize it to all of womankind." After her stint in space, Ms. Bondar, who was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., produced four books featuring her photography of the earth.

Ms. Bondar was the only female aboard her space shuttle flight. But, in this video, she says was wasn't treated differently and was an "integral part of the team."

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