As a girl growing up in Caribou, Jessica Meir said her dream was to one day fly in space. As she got older, her vision never wavered. In her senior yearbook at Caribou High School, Meir wrote that her goal was “To go for a spacewalk.”

On Wednesday, the 41-year-astronaut, whose mother now lives in Cape Elizabeth, saw her lifelong dream fulfilled when NASA announced that she would fly to the International Space Station in September. Read more