Jessica Meir, born on July 1, 1977 is a NASA astronaut, physiologist and marine biologist. She used to be an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She has studied the diving physiology as well as behavior of emperor penguins in Antarctica. She has also studies the physiology of bar-headed geese, which are able to migrate over the Himalayas. In September 2002, Jessican served as an aquanaut on the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 4 (NEEMO 4) crew. In 2013, Jessica was selected by NASA to Astronaut Group 21. She launched on September 25, 2019 to the ISS onboard Soyuz MS-15, where Jessica will serve as a flight Engineer during Expedition 61 and 62. On October 18, 2019, Jessica and Christina Koch were the first women to participate in an all-female spacewalk.
Jessica Meir Family/Parents
Born in Caribou, Maine, U.S., her mother is a Swedish nurse and her father is an Iraqi-Jewish descent, who worked as a physician.
Jessica Meir Affairs/Boyfriend/Spouse/Husband
At the moment, Jessica is focusing on her career and spending more time on developing her skills. She has not dated anybody publicly yet. She is probably single.
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Name: Jessica Ulrika Meir
- Nickname: Jessica
- Birthday: July 1, 1977
- Age: 42 years old
- Gender: Female
- Birthplace: Caribou, Maine, U.S.
- Current Residence: Coming Soon…
- Education: International Space University, Brown University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Profession: NASA astronaut, physiologist, marine biologist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: White
- Religion: Unknown
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Boyfriend: She has not dated anybody publicly yet. She is probably single.
- Net Worth: Under Review
- Height: Coming Soon…
- Weight: Coming Soon…
Trivia and Facts, you may not know about Jessica Meir
- Jessica and Christina Koch are the first women to participate in an all-female spacewalk.
- In 2009, Jessica earned a Ph.D. in marine biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for research on the diving physiology of northern elephant seals and emperor penguins.
- After getting her master’s degree, Jessica worked from 2000 to 2003 for Lockheed Martin Space Operations as an experiment support scientist for the Human Research Facility at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.
- Jessica is a member of the science advisory board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
- She holds dual American and Swedish citizenship.
- She can speak Russian and Swedish.
- She has also won various awards such as Lockheed Martin Technology Services “Lightning Award” (2002), NASA JSC Space and Life Sciences Directorate Special Professional Achievement Award (2002). Lockheed Martin Space Operations (LMSO) Special Recognition Award (2002), Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship (2006) and Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scholar Award (2008)
- For more information about Jessica, contact her on Instagram and Twitter.