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July 15, 2013

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Photo: Jessica Meir training a bar-headed goose
Jessica Meir training a bar-headed goose
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Ground Control To Astronaut Jessica Meir

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Jessica Meir is a physiologist who has spent most of career life studying how animals function in extreme environments, and now she may have the opportunity to study herself. Jessica has just been named a 2013 NASA astronaut candidate.  Picked from a pool of more than 6,000 applicants, Jessica says this is something she has wanted to do her whole life.

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