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This guy actually tried to mansplain space to a female astronaut

Mate. No.

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JESSICA MEIR HAS had quite the career in science.

She holds a BA in Biology, a Masters in Space Studies and a PhD in Marine Biology. She has worked as an assistant professor with Harvard Medical School and worked with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

And in 2013, she was one of eight candidates selected for astronaut training with NASA.

In other words, Jessica Meir knows her stuff and you would be a fool not to defer to her on all matter related to science, space and the like.

Two days ago, Meir posted a short video of herself participating in space flight readiness training.

(If you can’t see the video, please click here.)

“My first venture >63,000′, the space equivalent zone, where water spontaneously boils! Luckily I’m suited!” she wrote.

And because this is the internet, some guy decided to take it upon himself to explain space to her.

Wouldn’t say it’s spontaneous. The pressure in the room got below the vapor pressure of the water at room temp. Simple thermo

Wow! What an enlightening contribution. You really schooled the actual NASA astronaut there, buddy.

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Tip: next time you feel like entering into a pedantic argument with a real-life NASA astronaut, just don’t.

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