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.
Nora Flaherty talks with Caribou native Jessica Meir, a member of the recently-graduated class of American astronauts.
NASA may have stopped running space shuttles, but that doesn't mean it's not busy out there. There are six astronauts at the International Space Station, and in the world of unmanned exploration, the Curiosity Rover has been sending pictures back from Mars for three years, and those photos have 2 million followers on Twitter.