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Monday's Poem

(NASA photo)

© 2013 Rosalee van Stelten

Rosalee van Stelten is a poet writing from Victoria, B.C.

Dr. Roberta Bondar of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada was a prime Payload Specialist for the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission. Dr. Bondar flew on the space shuttle Discovery during Mission STS-42, January 22-30, 1992 where she performed life science and material science experiments in the Spacelab. She was awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal and was also inducted into the International Women's Forum Hall of Fame and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for her pioneering space medicine research.


for Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canadian astronaut

An astronaut
is what I long to be

sailor of stars
seeker of galaxies

one without weight, exploring
oceans without edges

a new Columbus
soaring with gods.
Far below, Thor
throwing thunderbolt tantrums