Jessica Meir

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Birthday
15, 1977
Birthplace
Maine
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1977 (age 42)
Birthplace
Maine

About

Physiologist and Harvard professor who was accepted into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s astronaut program in 2013.

Before Fame

After earning a Master's degree from France's International Space University, she received a PhD in physiology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California.

Trivia

She conducted research on the physiology of northern elephant seals, emperor penguins, and bar-headed geese.

Family Life

She grew up in Caribou, Maine. She later attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Associated With

Prior to becoming an astronaut, she worked as a NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) aquanaut. Fellow astronaut Thomas Marshburn also began his NASA career as a NEEMO aquanaut.