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Jessica Meir
NASA Astronaut. Comparative physiologist. Explorer. Nature lover. Current resident of the International . Follow along on !
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Jessica Meir Mar 30
♥️, , , , , , , – we can see that your spirit is strong and still shining bright. Goodnight to all in !
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Jessica Meir Mar 30
Just like the doctors and scientists on Earth making a world of difference, we at on are dedicated to advancing science and medicine. For , that often means collecting our own physiological samples. Off the Earth, for the Earth.
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Jessica Meir Mar 30
Shout out to my favorite doctor in space, – and even more so to the doctors and health care providers on the ground making a world of difference.
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Jessica Meir Mar 26
A biological principle that rings true, life will find a way. Veggie PONDS evaluates a newly developed passive nutrient delivery system for growing lettuce in space (romaine this time). It’ll be nice to have something green & growing again on .
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Jessica Meir Mar 25
Is it day or is it night? here, while taking photos of the night sky a few weeks ago, the Moon was so bright it lit up the Earth below. Goodnight Earth, let there be light!
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Jessica Meir Mar 25
The walls of some blood vessels become thicker and stiffer in space. To better understand the effects of spaceflight, the Vascular Echo experiment uses ultrasound to monitor our blood vessels. This may also offer clues to aging and disease states on Earth.
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Jessica Meir Mar 24
Pretty rare to see the , , and (a bit of) in a single shot without a cloud in the sky . . . hopefully a sign of better times ahead for all. Goodnight to my family and friends across the pond!
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Jessica Meir Mar 24
‘Cause one day of Algerian is never enough . . . so much going on down there, open for discussion to sage geologists!
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Jessica Meir Mar 23
Longer exposures set the scene in this shot from a weekend time-lapse...atmospheric airglow fades into aurora (left), reflections highlight a solar array, & the spider web of Moscow’s city lights (right). Goodnight Moscow!
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Jessica Meir Mar 23
Sending positive Monday vibes to Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. She still looks equally as stunning from up here on . Check out , looking like a cross section of a quartz crystal.
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Jessica Meir Mar 20
I’ve been to this capital city only once, passing through as a college student en route to the gorgeous sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Portugal’s Algarve coast. Goodnight , it has been far too long, I’ll have to pay another visit!
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Jessica Meir Mar 20
This week the crew gathered in the Russian segment for the Fluid Shifts physiology experiment (see Feb 28). The “pants” is wearing exert negative pressure below his waist, bringing blood down toward his feet as it would do on Earth.
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Jessica Meir Mar 19
Another gem of , here reminds me of a crayfish sporting its dissimilarly sized claws (my inner biologist coming out again). Goodnight Osaka!
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Jessica Meir Mar 19
From up above on , clouds have diverse and extraordinary textures. But they are all fleeting in nature - the storm always clears.
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Jessica Meir Mar 18
I spent 3 years at studying the high-flying bar-headed goose. Goodnight , where forested mountains meet both ocean and glorious city living. I ♥️ seeing the Moon glow on your snowcapped peaks!
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Jessica Meir Mar 18
Despite all that is (or is not) happening on Earth, the continues! We use glovebags to keep things in (to protect us) and out (to avoid contaminating the experiment). MVP Cell-03 examines the effect of microgravity on the production of heart cells from stem cells.
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Jessica Meir Mar 17
Gazing down at the city in which my father was raised, I take to heart one of his most uttered expressions, “This too shall pass”. Wise words to remember, in both good times and bad. Goodnight !
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Jessica Meir Mar 17
Even the atmosphere is excited and proudly glowing green for – started experimenting this week with my first aurora borealis (northern lights) shots on . . . stay tuned!
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Jessica Meir Mar 16
Many fond memories of travels to – its lovely and tasteful aesthetic, scrumptious cuisine, and abundant sanctuaries to respect nature and honor serenity even among one of the most bustling capital cities on the planet. Goodnight !
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Jessica Meir Mar 16
From up here, it is easy to see that we are truly all in this together.
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