Students across the state on Monday got to talk with two astronauts from Maine who are aboard the International Space Station. York native Chris Cassidy has just arrived for his third mission into space, while Caribou native Jessica Meir returns to Earth in about a week.
Through a virtual interconnect, one student from the Jefferson Village School asked whether constellations look different in space. As Cassidy explained, it’s hard to see the stars from the space station.
Maine native Chris Cassidy is among three astronauts docking at the International Space Station as part of Expedition 63. The new crew members are joining their Expedition 62 counterparts who include Maine Native Jessica Meir.
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station conducted their fourth and final spacewalk Saturday to finish a series of repairs aimed at extending the functioning of a cosmic ray detector attached to the spacecraft.
The six-hour, 16-minute foray outside the space capsule began shortly after 7:00 a.m. ET and ended at 1:20 p.m.
Maine Astronaut Jessica Meir Speaks With Students From Her Hometown — From Space
Last month, Jessica Meir of Caribou launched into space, becoming the first female astronaut from Maine. A few weeks ago, she made history again as part of the first all-female spacewalk from the International Space Station.
Maine's Jessica Meir Makes History As Member Of NASA's First All-Women Spacewalk
Astronaut and Caribou native Jessica Meir was one of two astronauts taking part in NASA's first all-women spacewalk on Friday. That mission is conducting repairs on the International Space Station. And while the spacewalk pairing created a historic moment, for Meir and her colleague Jessica Koch, it's a normal — if exciting — day's work.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. That changed Friday with spacewalk No. 421. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made "HERstory," as NASA is calling it, with the first all-female spacewalk.
NASA recently announced that astronaut Jessica Meir will take her first space flight this fall. She takes a moment away from her busy training to talk about her upcoming mission to the International Space Station and to share an inside look at the life of an astronaut.