In 1974, NASA sought out Canadian expertise for the development of a robotic arm, the famous Canadarm.That marked the beginning of a close collaboration between Canada and the United States in human space flight. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield making a spacewalk in 2001. First woman in space. Twenty five years after Canada's 1st woman lifted off into space, the nation has launched a coin honoring astronaut Roberta Bondar's historic mission. History of the Canadian astronaut corps. The First: Canadian woman and first South Asian Canadian to be named one of Forbes magazine's highest earning YouTubers in 2015. The Canadian Astronaut Corps is a unit of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) that selects, trains, and provides astronauts as crew members for U.S. and Russian space missions. June 16, 1963. The Royal Canadian Mint's "View of Canada From Space" $25 coin features a photoluminescent illustration of North America that reveals city lights as they are seen from orbit when the coin is placed in the dark. The Royal Canadian Mint's "View of Canada From Space" coin features Earth as seen from orbit, in day and night. 50 different women have flown with NASA. In the 1990s, Canada racked up a series of astronaut milestones: first woman (Roberta Bondar, 1992), first Canadian on space station Mir (Hadfield, 1995), first Canadian … Twenty-five years after Canada's first woman lifted off into space, the nation has launched a new coin honoring astronaut Roberta Bondar's historic mission.. When most people think about Canada, they imagine Rocky Mountains, the Great Lakes or prairies. Valentina Tereshkova - Vostok 6. You know, Earth stuff! Sally Ride - STS-7. Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar joined the ranks of many of the other women on this list in January 1992 when she joined mission STS-42 as a payload specialist aboard shuttle Discovery, becoming the first Canadian woman in space. Superwoman earned a total of $2.5 million. First U.S. woman in space .
 The corps has four active members, able to serve on the International Space Station (ISS).. Roberta Lynn Bondar, CC, OOnt, FRSC, astronaut, neurologist, physician, educator, photographer (born 4 December 1945 in Sault Ste Marie, ON).Bondar became the first Canadian woman and second Canadian in space when she flew aboard the American space shuttle Discovery in 1992. A doctor specializing in the nervous system, she is a pioneer in space medicine research. Canadian Astronaut Corps Last updated January 13, 2020.