Vanna Bonta

Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist Vanna Bonta

Vanna Bonta is an American novelist, poet and film actress best known as the author of Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel, the story set in parallel dimensions featuring multiverse adventures of an amnesiac girl with no navel. Bonta is also known for collections of award-winning poetry as well as for a cameo role as Zed's queen, the hero's young mother, in the fantasy movie The Beastmaster. She is also the inventor of the 2suit. A portrait of her as a young girl was drawn by Florentine artist Pietro Annigoni. She was a model of Woman for the Frederick Hart work "Ex Nihilo" (Out of Nothing), the tympana on the west front entrance of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Bonta appeared in The Universe Season 3 Episode 4 "Sex in Space" and talked about how her 2suit could be used to achieve intimacy in microgravity toward the colonization of other planets. The History Channel documentary filmed her testing the 2suit in weightlessness, which marked Bonta's second zero gravity flight. She is an advocate with The Space Frontier Foundation. She is the daughter of an Italian fine-arts painter and American military officer, and the granddaughter of Luigi Ugolini. Bonta wrote an undeveloped story, "Somewhen", for the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is credited with numerous roles as a voice actor in feature films, such as Beauty and the Beast. She was the computer voice in the movie Demolition Man.
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  • 2014
    Died in 2014.
  • 2013
    In 2013, a haiku Bonta wrote was one of over 1100 that was launched to Mars on the NASA spacecraft MAVEN.
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    On 13 November 2013, a haiku by Bonta was one of 1,100 haiku launched from Cape Canaveral on the NASA spacecraft MAVEN to Mars.
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  • 2009
    The spacesuit was featured on The Universe television series, which followed Bonta into zero gravity to film an episode titled Sex in Space that aired in 2009 on the History Channel.
  • 2008
    Producers of the History Channel television series The Universe approached Bonta in 2008, offering to manufacture a prototype of the 2suit and send Bonta into zero gravity to test it.
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  • 2007
    From 2007-09, she participated in the annual Lunar Lander Challenge, a competition sponsored by NASA and Northrop Grumman to commercially build a lightweight spacecraft for landing on the moon.
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  • 2006
    In 2006, Bonta gave talks about an invention she called the 2suit, a flight garment that can be attached to another 2suit to allow two or more people to stay in proximity to one another in low-gravity environments.
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  • 1995
    In 1995, Bonta's first novel, Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel was published.
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  • 1958
    Born in 1958.
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