The astronauts carrying out the very first all-female spacewalk in history paused their hourslong venture to take a congratulatory telephone call from President Donald Trump on Friday.
In the discussion, the astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ended up pleasantly fixing the president about the history of ladies in area.
” This is the very first time for a lady beyond the spaceport station,” Trump, who seemed checking out from a script, stated on the telephone call. “They’re carrying out the first-ever female spacewalk.”
In reality, the very first lady strolled in area in 1984– the cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya holds that record. The NASA astronaut Kathryn Sullivan ended up being the very first American lady to do so later on the exact same year.
” You’re right now on tv all over the world, so do not get worried,” Trump included.
He stopped briefly for 5 seconds, then began to ask a concern as one of the astronauts started reacting to his preliminary remarks. An assistant described to the president that there was “about a 4- or five-second hold-up.”
When the astronauts got the possibility to react, Meir pleasantly remedied President Trump.
” We do not wish to take excessive credit since there have actually been numerous other female spacewalkers prior to us,” Meir, who was doing her first-ever spacewalk, stated. “This is simply the very first time that there have actually been 2 ladies outside at the exact same time, and it’s truly fascinating for us. We have actually yapped about it up here, you understand, for us, this is truly simply us doing our tasks. It’s something we have actually been training for for 6 years.”
Space.com shared the video of the call (listed below) on its Youtube channel.
Meir continued: “We do, naturally, wish to offer credit to all of those that came prior to us. There has actually been a long line of female researchers, explorers, engineers, and astronauts, and we have actually followed in their steps to get us where we are today. We hope that we can offer a motivation to everyone, not just ladies, however to everyone that has a dream, that has a huge dream and wants to strive to make that dream come to life.”