I am thrilled that Comparative Physiologist Dr. Jessica Meir, who was featured in a prior post, has been chosen as a 2013 Astronaut Candidate by NASA! I really enjoyed learning more about her life story in this video and I am looking forward to hearing more about her accomplishments as an Astronaut in the years to come.

Congratulations Dr. Meir and the rest of the 2013 Astronaut Candidates!

Dr. Meir’s introduction as a candidate is at 10:30. Listen to her speak about being chosen at 28:50.

Click on this link for an article about Dr. Meir published yesterday in the Boston Globe.