Thursday, September 26, 2019

Congratulations to NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir

Congratulations to NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir
Congratulations on arriving at the International Space Station! Official portrait of NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir in a WB-57 high altitude flight suit.

From Caribou, Maine, Jessica Meir is a graduate of Brown University, has an advanced degree from the International Space University, and earned her doctorate from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Meir’s September launch to the station will mark her first spaceflight. She was selected as an astronaut in 2013. On September 25, 2019, Jessica became the first woman from the U.S. state of Maine to reach Earth orbit and visit the International Space Station.

Meir launched to the International Space Station on board Soyuz MS-15 on September 25, 2019, as a flight engineer for Expeditions 61 and 62. She is due to return to Earth in the spring of 2020. Due to holding dual American and Swedish citizenship, she is the first Swedish woman in space, and the second Swedish national in space.

Jessica's Official NASA Astronaut Bio:
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/meir-u-jessica
https://www.nasa.gov/…/default/files/atoms/files/meir-ju.pdf

Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz
Release Date: April 22, 2019

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