Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir, who last year made history as half of the first team of all space women, on Friday posted photos of Israel taken from space with a caption saying that the country was part of her father's journey.
“My father's journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, Europe and, ultimately, to the United States was the inspiration for many of my immediate and extended family. #Travel, ”Mayer wrote.
The late father of Meir was born in Baghdad in 1925, and in 1931 the whole family left Iraq as a result of anti-Semitism and settled in pre-state Israel.
He was at a medical school at the American University of Beirut when the War of Independence broke out in 1
Her parents then moved to the United States.
My father's peace of mind as a surgeon traveling from the Middle East, Europe and, eventually, to the United States was the inspiration to many of my immediate and extended family. #TheJourney pic.twitter.com/wBN1Iz7O5O
– Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) November 1, 2019
President Raven Rivlin, in a tweet on Sunday morning, responded to a morning tweet, answered : "Dear Jessica, you took us with you on your space trip. We are proud of you and we heartily welcome Israel. "
Meir and Christina Koch made history last month when they replaced a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid.
NASA originally planned an all-female space path last spring, but had to cancel it because of a lack of easily accessible mid-size suits.
Koch and Meir completed work with wrenches, screwdrivers and clamping tools, marking for the first time in half a century space travel that men were not part of the action.  They insisted that they just do their job after years of training.
Since the first space travel in 1965, there have been 227 space pedestrians, only 14 of them women. Meir became No. 15. All of these women, with the exception of one of them, are Americans.
The agencies contributed to this report.