Astronaut Jessica Meir undergoes extravehicular activity training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in this recently released NASA photo.
Meir, who received her doctorate in marine biology from Scripps institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, will be the keynote alumni speaker when the institution celebrates Scripps Day, an open house for alumni and other members of the community.
Meir was one of eight people to join NASA’s 21st astronaut class in 2013. She is part of the NASA team preparing for a potential manned mission to Mars aboard the Orion spacecraft.
Photographer: James Blair/NASA