Com Dev announced Tuesday that Roberta Bondar is joining its board of directors. Bondar, the first Canadian woman in space, has expertise as an astronaut, travelling on board the Space Shuttle Discovery for eight days in 1992, and as a research scientist in neurology. She also headed NASA's international space medicine team and has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. "Her experience in the space industry and in high level research will add valuable perspective and strategic insight as we pursue our long-term growth strategy, " Terry Reidel, chairman of the board for Com Dev, said in a release. Com Dev is an international provider of space and hardware services, including microwave equipment and optical subsystems.