Astronaut Jessica Meir shares photos of Boston from space station

The Maine astronaut also reflected on a memory from her time in the city.

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Maine astronaut Jessica Meir shared stunning photos Thursday of Boston, captured from space. 

The Caribou, Maine native — who made history last year when she took part in NASA’s first all-female spacewalk, conducting repairs on the International Space Station — also reflected on memories from her time in Boston. 

“In 2013, I received the call that launched my career as a @NASA astronaut while working @MGHMedicine & @harvardmed,” she wrote on Twitter. “#Boston is also home to my oldest sister, who serves as an exemplary role model, and even peeled grapes for me to eat as a baby!” 

At MGH, Meir was continuing her research on the physiology of animals in extreme environments, according to NASA. She holds a doctorate in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a master’s in Space Studies, and a BA in biology.

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