NASA announces first all-female spacewalk

10 March, 2019, 18:30 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • Lifestyle       by Asma Malik | Published

Just in time for Women's History Month, NASA is holding the first all-female spacewalk. The spacewalk will last around seven hours, according to NASA's website.

There are many reasons to conduct a spacewalk, including repairing the ISS, conducting experiments, and testing new equipment. NASA said it anticipates that McClain and Koch's spacewalk will take about 7 hours. Charting history, Christine Koch and Anne McClain will start out together almost 240 miles above the Earth. Pictured: NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 59/60, attends her final exam at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star City outside Moscow on February 20, 2019.

The crew is ready and expectations are brewing: Expedition 59 will be Koch's first-ever spaceflight and McClain's first time in space. Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova also made history by being the first woman to reach space, spending three days there onboard Vostok 6. Canadian Space Agency and NASA flight controller Kristen Facciol, who will be providing support on the ground, shared the exciting news on Twitter.

McClain, Saint-Jacques, Hague and Koch also are all scheduled for the first spacewalks of their careers to continue upgrades to the orbital laboratory.

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In the statement, Griggs also mentioned that Kelly was also in the room during Clary and Savage's interview with Gayle King . Kelly, Clary, and Savage all deny that Kelly attempted to lure them in with promises of advancing their musical careers.

"It definitely resonates with women around the agency that we're at this point", Nasa's Stephanie Schierholz said.

While the announcement it a huge step forward in the battle for gender equality, it's worth noting that women still only make up 11 per cent of people in space.

She said besides the two female spacewalkers, and the female flight controller, two other women will complete the crew.

Two accomplished engineers aboard the International Space Station are about to secure an astronomical achievement for women. They are going to make history and Kristen Facciol even made the following statement on her official Twitter account: "I can not contain my excitement!". Since then, 59 women have flown to space as of 2017, including cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists and foreign national, according to NASA.

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