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roberta bondar Roberta Bondar
A Canadian Superstar

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2010 - A new report "Defending Planet Earth" is released by the US National Research Council explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, "slow push" or "pull" methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions. It also asserts that responding effectively to hazards posed by NEOs requires national and international cooperation.

canada 1992- First Canadian Woman in Space. Roberta Bondar flies aboard STS-42 in seat S6. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

1973 The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of the US Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.

1968 - Launch of Apollo 5, first unmanned flight of the Apollo Lunar Module.
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It is my conclusion that human evolution and the motions of matter in space are intrinsically linked. The observation and understanding of the complexity of biological history on Earth cannot be complete without the tandem observation and understanding of a dynamic greater cosmos. - SpaceGene