Ontario Medical Review
Following insights from the astronaut’s view of Earth from the orbiting Spacelab, Sweetman expands on Dr. Bondar’s activities after landing.
- Pioneering Space Medicine research and applying lessons learned to understanding neurological illnesses.
- Exploring world landscapes featured in exhibitions and books.
- Pursuing and developing education programs for youth to explore their natural environment.
- Designing and guiding her internationally supported project – AMASS | Space for Birds to track the migratory pathways and their perils for endangered species.
- Joining her Ontario doctor colleagues to work for political action to be taken immediately on climate change to mitigate its severe consequences for human health and well-being.
She leaves us recognizing Dr. Bondar’s optimism “about the potential of human creativity to ensure the future of the natural world.” Quoting the ever-exploring doctor, “To be able to look up at the sky, to be able to actually look at ourselves as a life form and wonder, I think that is the greatest gift and I hope I never lose it.”
The Roberta Bondar Foundation hosts a virtual Evening with Dr. Bondar to celebrate this historic space voyage, Saturday, Jan. 22. Entertainment ~ Stories ~ Q&A.