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Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir wants to be the first woman on the moon

 

December 18, 2020

NASA/Josh Valcarcel

Jessica Meir prepares to be submerged in NASA's 6.2 million gallon Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory for spacewalk training.

Since astronaut Jessica Meir returned to Earth in April from the International Space Station, she - like all of us - has spent a lot of time indoors and cooped up.

While many of us have spent our confinement dreaming of future trips, Meir is working on her own travel plans to a singular destination: She wants to walk on the moon.

It's not just a pipe dream.

Meir, the fourth Jewish woman (and 15th Jew overall) to travel to space, made the Guinness Book of World Records when she and fellow astronaut Christina Koch conducted the first all-female spacewalk - lasting 7 hours, 17 minutes - on Oct...



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