NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch prepare on the International Spaceport Station for the very first all-female spacewalk


As astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday throughout the very first all-female spacewalk, individuals on social networks got seriously psychological. The hashtag #AllFemaleSpacewalk was trending on Twitter, and NASA’s livestream of the spacewalk was trending on YouTube.

Some individuals kept in mind that they were shocked by the psychological effect of seeing Koch and Meir work outside the International Spaceport Station, while other shared images of their children enjoying the spacewalk.

” I didn’t anticipate to be mentally impacted by the #AllWomanSpacewalk, however when I simply tuned in to hear female voices coupled with the sight of individuals operating in area matches, it got genuine dirty in this space – I ‘d never ever seen that in the past,” stated someone on Twitter “These females are good example, which matters.”

Many individuals, consisting of some United States legislators, required time to keep in mind the historical nature of this spacewalk and how it’ll affect the future.

” Little ladies maturing today will believe this historical occasion is completely typical,” tweeted Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior consultant to President Barack Obama.

Fellow astronauts likewise provided words of motivation and congratulations.

” So pleased with my astrosisters @Astro_Christina and @Astro_Jessica,” tweeted fellow NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan “We have actually been training together because our choice in 2013, and now they’re out on a history-making spacewalk!”

The spacewalk formally began at 4: 38 a.m. PT and is anticipated to conclude around 10 a.m. PT. This is Koch’s 4th spacewalk, and Meir’s very first.