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Melissa Lewis
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Basic Information
Status: Alive
Date of birth: July 15, 1995
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana
United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Alias(es): Commander Lewis
Affiliation: NASA
Profession: Astronaut, Biologist
Rank: Commander
Family Information
Spouse(s): Robert Lewis
Played by: Jessica Chastain
First appearance: The Martian
Appears in: 1 film

Melissa Lewis (born July 15, 1995) is an astronaut. She is the commander of the Ares III mission.


Melissa Lewis Graduated from the US Naval Academy with honours with a Degree in Oceanography and soon after, she became an Officer in the Submarine Artic Science Program.

After Her time in the United States Navy, she went on to get her PhD at Caltech's division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and got connected with JPL. She was later encouraged to join NASA.

Soon after joining NASA, Melissa found her self completing a series of Missions. Some of which including several trips to the SpaceX Space Station.

She is a huge Fan of disco music from the 20th century and is a NASA veteran Astronaut.

For the upcoming Ares III mission, Melissa Lewis will serve as the Mission's Commander and Geologist.

Behind the Scenes

Melissa Lewis was portrayed by Jessica Chastain in The Martian.