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    NASA astronaut Jessica Meir told students at the Middle School of the Kennebunks about the training she does and her job in the mission control center communicating with astronauts on the space station.

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    With a photo of the International Space Station displayed behind her, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, who is originally from Caribou, talks with students at the Middle School of the Kennebunks on Wednesday.

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    Kindergartners Sarah Tremblay, Maddie Santerre and Wyatt Gott, left to right, listen to NASA astronaut Jessica Meir on Wednesday at the Middle School of the Kennebunks.

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    Jessica Meir told her audience of about 1,300 students, "Only a few people get to be in a spacesuit. That’s when you feel like a real astronaut."

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    Fifth-grader Jamie Harrington talks with Jessica Meir after Meir's talk at the Middle School of the Kennebunks on Wednesday. The 10-year-old said she dreams of being an astronomer and loves the thought of “looking through a telescope and seeing the stars.”

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