Friday, June 18

Journey to NASA with Astronaut Jessica Meir

Journey to NASA with Astronaut Jessica Meir

Jessica U. Meir was selected by NASA in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brown University, a Master of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University, and a Doctorate in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD).In her research, the Caribou, Maine native studied the physiology of animals in extreme environments. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Meir worked for Lockheed Martin’s Human Research Facility, supporting human physiology research. During this time, she also participated in research flights on NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft and served as an aquanaut in an underwater habitat for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).

Dr. Meir performed live on stage at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival presented by Lockheed Martin in April 2018.