BondarCoin Launch


First… there was The Coin Toss…


A lesson learned and practiced for Super Bowl XXVI aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-42: since a tossed coin would flip and float endlessly through Spacelab, a coin was given to Dr. Roberta Bondar… who held onto the coin… while Commander Grabe, Pilot Oswald, and Mission Specialist Thagard tossed Dr. Bondar in a tight circle!


NOW… there is a Silver Coin to commemorate and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dr. Bondar’s historic mission in the First International Microgravity Laboratory [IML-1] that became a template for cooperative Life and Physical science investigations aboard the International Space Station [ISS]



Launch Day photos
and related memories



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