10 things to know about NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk

things to know about NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk

NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir

NASA finally going to make history this month by sending two women on an all-female Spacewalk mission.

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are set to conduct the first spacewalk to be performed by two women on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who both currently live on the ISS, are set to perform the spacewalk on October 21st.

 

 

10 important Things You Should Know About NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk

 

  • NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make “HERstory,” as NASA is calling it, with the first all-female spacewalk
  • American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will undertake repairs aboard the International Space Station for five-and-a-half hours.

 

 

  • It will be the first all-female spacewalk ever in space history.
  • This will be Christina Koch Koch’s fourth spacewalk and Jessica Meir’s first.
  • Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century.

 

 

  • All four men aboard the International Space Station will remain inside, as Koch and Meir go out to replace a broken battery charger.
  • Kathryn Sullivan was the first woman to spacewalk in 1984.
  • NASA also revealed new spacesuits for the Artemis Mission in 2024 which will take the first woman on the moon.

 

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  • They will be replacing a faulty battery charge/discharge unit that failed to activate after a spacewalk Oct. 11.

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  • NASA will broadcast the event on NASA TV at 6:30 a.m. ET, but the spacewalk is scheduled to commence at 8:20 a.m. and will last about 7 hours.

 

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  • After she returns, Koch will be the only woman to have done the longest single spaceflight with an expected total of 328 days in space.

Where To Watch NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk Mission

Watch live coverage of NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk on NASA TV and nasa.gov/live Friday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern. The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at about 7:50 a.m.

 

 

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