Roberta Bondar is not surprised by the cancellation of an all woman space walk.

Saskatoon Morning

Nasa's plans for the first all-female spacewalk have fallen through, because the agency doesn't have enough spacesuits that fit the astraonauts. Fortunately that didn't happen 27 years ago, when the space shuttle, Discovery blasted into space. On board was Canada's first female astronaut, Roberta Bondar. She was the first neurologist to travel to space and conducted experiments in the shuttle's Spacelab module as part of her mission. After her time as an astronaut, Bondar served as NASA's head of space medicine and has became an accomplished photographer. Tonight she'll be speaking at the U of S' Whelen Lecture and Women in Science Speaker Series.

More From Radio/Saskatoon Morning