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NASA Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara Read “First Woman”

Two astronauts, Jasmin Moghbeli (left) and Loral O’Hara in the cupola of the International Space Station. The cupola has several windows; in the top round window, we can see Earth. The astronauts wear black t-shirts and smile at the camera. Moghbeli holds a copy of First Woman, NASA's official graphic novel about a fictional astronaut who is the first woman to explore the Moon.
NASA/Loral O’Hara

In this image from Jan. 12, 2024, NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli (left) and Loral O’Hara pose with a copy of “First Woman”, NASA’s first graphic novel, inside the International Space Station’s cupola. The interactive graphic novel chronicles the adventures of fictional astronaut Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon. Through Callie’s journey, “First Woman” features real-life technologies developed by NASA to enable future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Moghbeli and O’Hara were interviewed by the graphic novel’s writers, and their experiences helped develop Callie’s character.

O’Hara, a former Girl Scout, launched to the space station on Sept. 15, 2023, for a six-month stay. She and her fellow Expedition 70 crew members study an array of microgravity phenomena to benefit humans living on and off the Earth. Moghbeli launched to the International Space Station as Commander of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission on Aug. 26, 2023. She returned to Earth with the rest of Crew-7 on March 12, 2024.

Download, read, and interact with issues 1 and 2 of “First Woman.”

Image Credit: NASA/Loral O’Hara