"Jessica Meir, 41, will become the first Swedish in space."
"Nasa announced today that the Swedish-american astronaut going to the space station ISS in september."
"So honored and tense,” writes Jessica Meir on his Instagram."
"the Astronaut Jessica Meirs first trip to space, go to the International space station, ISS. She will go there in september, Nasa announced Wednesday. "
"Jessica Meir was born in the united states, but has a Swedish mother, born in Västerås, sweden. 41-year-old has dual nationality and describe themselves as both Swedish and american. She has been studying English at Stockholm university. "
"basically, Meir a marine biologist. She completed the studies in Nasa's 21st Astronaut Group in 2015 and have been waiting for a place to space since then. According to the plan, she will arrive ISS 25 september and stay until the spring of 2020."
"So honored and tense,” writes Jessica Meir on Instagram about the news."
"Jessica Meir was in Sweden"
"the Swedish national space board is excited about the news."
"– It is great fun, even if it was to be expected, " says Johan Marcopoulos, head of communications at the space agency."
"He points out, however, that it is on the Jessica Meirs american citizenship she has been Nasaastronaut."
"– It's on her american credentials, she will get out and fly, but it is great fun for us. She was here a few years ago and got to meet the public, she was very popular, " says Johan Marcopoulos."
" She is a role model for young girls, it is actually possible to get all the way out in space."