Jessica Meir

Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir talks about her experience with Ilan Ramon

Meir had just started her career when the Colombia Space Shuttle disaster occurred.

05/06/2020
NASA astronaut Stephen K. Robinson is anchored to a foot restraint on International Space Station

Coronavirus causes detour on astronaut Jessica Meir's return home

A capsule carrying Morgan, Meir and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka touched down southeast of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan at 1117 local time, as scheduled.

By REUTERS
17/04/2020
NASA astronaut Stephen K. Robinson is anchored to a foot restraint on International Space Station

Jessica Meir prepares to return to Earth: It will be hard not to hug

“I think that I will actually feel more isolated on the Earth than I did up here because that’s just part of our expected routine up here,” Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir said.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
13/04/2020

Jessica Meir offers isolation advice from the International Space Station

Meir spoke on Friday from the International Space Station, where she has lived since late September with a handful of other astronauts.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/04/2020
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Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posts photo of Tel Aviv taken from space

The usually bustling Israeli city is seen looking desolate amid the spread of the coronavirus.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/03/2020

NASA astronaut returning to Earth after her record space station mission

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir's spacewalk last October marked the first time two women stepped out of the space station at the same time.

By REUTERS
06/02/2020
Hanukkah greetings from astronaut Jessica Meir's Twitter account.

‘Happy Hanukkah from space,’ Jessica Meir says wearing menorah socks

Meir, the daughter of an Israeli doctor who moved to Sweden and later to the US, joined the ISS crew in September. Two weeks later, she participated in the first all-female spacewalk.

An aircraft approaches the International Space Station

Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posted photos of Israel that she took from space

Meir’s late father was born in Iraq but immigrated with his family to prestate Israel as a young child, later fighting in the country’s War of Independence in 1948.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/11/2019
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