Jessica Meir/Maine Astronaut
Six years ago NASA selected Jessica Meir for astronaut training. This month, the Caribou, Maine native will launch on her first mission to the International Space Station. As a flight engineer, Jessica will co-pilot the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that’s scheduled to launch on Sept. 25 from Kazakhstan. Also aboard will be cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.