Jewish NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Gets Ready for Her First Trip into Space

(JTA) Josefin Dolsten - Jessica Meir has been preparing to go into space since the age of 5. Last month, NASA announced that Meir will be participating in her first mission. On Sept. 25, Meir will co-pilot a Russian Soyuz spacecraft launching from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station, with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates. Meir, the daughter of a mother from Sweden and an Iraqi-Israeli father, holds Swedish and American citizenship. She will be the first Swedish woman, the fourth Jewish woman and the 15th Jew overall to be part of a space mission.

2019-05-10 00:00:00

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