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Jessica Meir: NASA Astronaut, Maine Native Talks About Her Time in Space & Plans For the Future

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Jessica Meir, NASA astronaut, marine biologist and native of Caribou, Maine, made history one year ago when she and colleague Christina Koch made the first all-female spacewalk while on the International Space Station.

We'll talk with Meir about her six months spent in space, her experience since returning to Earth — and to the pandemic — in April, and her plans for the future.

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Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.