This photo provided by NASA shows Jessica U. Meir. NASA has eight new astronauts _ its first new batch in four years. Meir, Ph.D., 35, is from Caribou, Maine. She is a graduate of Brown

 

              This photo provided by NASA shows Jessica U. Meir. NASA has eight new astronauts _ its first new batch in four years. Meir, Ph.D., 35, is from Caribou, Maine. She is a graduate of Brown
This photo provided by NASA shows Jessica U. Meir. NASA has eight new astronauts _ its first new batch in four years. Meir, Ph.D., 35, is from Caribou, Maine. She is a graduate of Brown University, has an advanced degree from the International Space University, and earned her doctorate from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Meir currently is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. (AP Photo/NASA)