Date of issue of stamp: October 1, 2003
Designed by : Pierre-Yves Pelletier and
based on photographs provided by the Canadian Space Agency and the
National Aeronautics and Space.
This sticker stamp was one of the first circular stamps issued by Canada
Post and also one of the first stamps issued honouring a living Canadian.
The stamp foreground depicts Dr. Bondar in her official Canadian Space
Agency photo and the black and white background show Dr Bondar
working on the space shuttle.
Series : Canadian Astronauts
750,000 Lowe Martin Group Gravure Choquet Inc.
© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Born Sault Ste Marie, Ontario 1945. She studied for several university
degrees. Canada’s first woman astronaut had flair. She took her favourite
food, Girl Guide cookies, into space with her. She brought from space a
real sense of just how delicate our small blue planet really is and is now
using her photography to help show the dire need to save our earth’s
environment. She had been a researcher and lecture at McMaster University
in Hamilton, Ontario, the University of Western Ontario, London Ontario
and is currently serving as Chancellor at Trent University, Peterborough,
Ontario. She is the author or the subject of several books which are
available through your Public Library.