First Female Astronaut From Maine Docks At International Space Station

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CARIBOU, Maine (WBZ NewsRadio) — Jessica Meir shot for the moon, and landed at the International Space Station.

Meir tweeted out from the International Space Station that she was reunited with other astronauts who were already there "in the hatch." She is the first female astronaut from her home state of Maine to make it to space.

Meir flew into space with two other astronauts in a Russian Soyuz rocket for six hours.

The rocket launched from Kazakhstan.

The crew will be working on experiments in multiple fields such as biotechnology and physical science in the "microgravity laboratory," according to NASA.

The ISS research team says Meir's areas of research expertise range from "marine biology to studying geese."

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