NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Shares her Journey to NASA on the Expo Stage! As the saying goes: You are what you dream. This seems to be indeed the case for Dr. Jessica Meir in fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut.
Born and raised in the small town of Caribou, Maine, Jessica remembers being 5 years old when her teacher asked her to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up. The image she drew, of an astronaut in space, turned out to be close to what her life is shaping up to be now.