Astronaut Christina Koch is likewise set to break a record for the longest single spaceflight by a lady.


Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are set to make history Oct. 21 in the very first all-female spacewalk. Aboard the International Spaceport Station on Friday, the 2 responded to concerns on NASA TELEVISION about the project procedure.


NASA’s Jessica Meir is set to participate in the very first all-female spacewalk.

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Meir stated everybody on the ISS is completely certified to carry out the upcoming spacewalks and numerous partner mixes might occur, however everybody will get to go. Koch stated that the last projects aren’t set in stone, however that there suffice appropriately sized fits this time.

NASA had actually prepared the very first all-female spacewalk for International Women’s Month in March. That walk was scrubbed due to a absence of sufficient medium-size fits NASA revealed the modification in project later on that month and Koch did the spacewalk with fellow astronaut Nick Hague.

Koch, who is set to break a record for the longest single spaceflight by a lady, stated it is very important to acknowledge ladies’s accomplishments and representation in area.

Meir stated, “It’s actually good to see how far that we have actually come.”

NASA tweeted on Friday of 6 upcoming spacewalks Meir stated that throughout the strolls they’ll update the ISS with brand-new lithium ion batteries that’ll much better save the station’s power supply.

Astronauts Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano are likewise set to do spacewalks.