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