Thursday, September 26, 2019

NASA Astronaut Moments: Jessica Meir - Exploring Extreme Environments

NASA Astronaut Moments: 
Jessica Meir - Exploring Extreme Environments
Astronaut Jessica Meir is no stranger to extreme environments. She’s studied penguins in Antarctica and mapped caves in Italy, all of which prepared her for the ultimate extreme environment: space.

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's Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Duration: 3 minute, 42 seconds
Release Date: September 24, 2019


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