The woman who could represent Australia in space

From The Saturday Paper, 17 December 2022:

“I’ve always thought astronaut would be the coolest job in the world.”

Dr Meganne Christian looks pretty relaxed for someone who has just achieved that childhood dream. But speaking via Zoom from Paris, barely 48 hours after she was announced as one of the European Space Agency’s new astronauts, the irrepressible smile on Christian’s face gives away how excited she is.

We should be just as excited, because the 35-year-old is set to be Australia’s first woman – and only the fourth Australian overall – to orbit Earth. Read more (paywall).

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