Roberta Bondar, Canada's first woman in space and a hero to many in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie will be in Vienna, Austria this week.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of women in space and Dr. Bondar was one of the guest speakers leading a panel discussion at the 10-day event.
The panel discussion took place on Thursday, June 13.
The full text of a release from UNOOSA follows.
Public Panel Discussion with women astronauts and cosmonauts, 13 June, 7-9 pm, Natural History Museum Vienna, Entrance Hall
The first women in space, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, and other inspiring women astronauts will share their experiences in human space flight.
Speakers: Valentina Tereshkova (Russian Federation), Roberta Bondar (Canada), Janet L. Kavandi (USA),Chiaki Mukai (Japan), Helen Sharman (UK) (TBC), Liu Yang (China).
Welcome remarks: Christian Köberl, Director-General, Natural History Museum Vienna; Mazlan Othman, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Moderator: Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, President of the Executive Board, Association of Space Explorers
The discussion will be in English.
More information is available on www.unoosa.org