Jewish Astronaut May Be First Woman on Moon

Stand for Israel  |  January 18, 2022

Astronaut Jessica Meir performing spacewalk
(Photo: NASA)

Way back in the year 2019, Stand for Israel told you about Jessica Meir, a Jewish-American astronaut who was then heading to space. Now, The Jerusalem Post’s Aaron Reich reports that Meir might very well become the first woman to set foot on the moon:

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir is a candidate to be the first woman to land on the Moon as part of the Artemis lunar mission, which would see the first woman, Jew and Swedish citizen to step foot on the lunar surface, and the first person to do so since the 1970s.

Meir, a Sephardi Jew who is the child of a Swedish mother and Israeli father, is no stranger to space, having made history in 2019 for being part of the first all-female spacewalk. She has also always kept her Jewish and Israeli roots close to her heart, having brought an Israeli flag, Star of David socks and other related items with her into space.

Now she is hoping to make her mark on the lunar surface.

Meir is one of several candidates for that historic spot on the Artemis III mission, currently slated to be launched in 2025. It follows the Artemis I mission, an unmanned launch currently slated for March 2022, and the Artemis II mission, which will see a crew of astronauts orbit the Moon but not land…