Jessica Ulrika Meir (born July 1, 1977) is an American astronaut and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following postdoctoral research in comparative physiology at the University of British Columbia.
- It might have had something to do with the fact that the stars shone so brightly in rural Maine.
- On her dream of participating in space exploration, as quoted in No Risk, No Reward Says Fearless Jewish Astronaut Jessica Meir. The Times of Israel (June 8, 2018). Retrieved on 26 April 2019.
- Here we are up in Caribou, which is my home as well as yours, but when you think about your home, you usually think about your house, your neighborhood, and your family, and when you look at this fragile blue ball from outer space, that’s home too. It’s everybody’s home.
- As quoted in Burns, Christopher (April 17, 2019). "Astronaut from Aroostook County will soon go on her 1st spaceflight". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved on 26 April 2019.
- Mars has always captured the human imagination for decades and decades, it’s always been the planet that everyone’s looking toward. Knowing it’s out there, it’s what drives everything that we do.
- As quoted in Kaplan, Sarah (April 28, 2015). "Journey to Mars: Meet NASA astronaut candidate Jessica Meir". The Washington Post. Retrieved on 26 April 2019.
- There’s no one path to becoming an astronaut. I think that’s one of the great things about the job these days. You know, originally, all of the astronauts were white male military test pilots. And now the program is much more diverse.
- As quoted in “There’s No One Path” : How Astronaut Jessica Meir Went From Studying Animal Physiology to Training for Space Flight. The Mary Sue (November 14th, 2017). Retrieved on 26 April 2019.
- Mae Jemison, American engineer and physician, the first African American woman to travel in space
- Helen Sharman, chemist and first British person in space
- Jessica Meir, from the University of British Columbia