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Jessica Meir: NASA Astronaut & Maine Native Talks About Her Time in Space & Her 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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