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NASA selects 8 for new batch of astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has named eight new astronauts — its first new batch in four years — including Jessica U. Meir, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School.

Meir, 35, a resident of Caribou, Maine, is a graduate of Brown University and the International Space University, and earned a doctorate from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She works at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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