NASA Announced The First Ever All-Female Spacewalk This Month

Nasa has announced that they will be carrying out an all-female spacewalk which will be conducted on March 29. This will be the first ever all-female spacewalk in NASA’s history. The first woman to perform a spacewalk was Svetlana Savitskaya in 1984 when she conducted an extravehicular activity (EVA) outside the Soviet Union’s Salyut 7 space station.

A spacewalk is an expedition that an astronaut performs where they conduct work outside a space shuttle, such as repairs or observations. On March 29, as part of the Expedition 59 crew at the International Space Station (ISS), Nasa astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will conduct a spacewalk.

The two astronauts will be supported by an all-female team on the ground as well. Serving as part of the flight control team from NASA’s Houston station, Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol, Canadian Space Agency controller, will be sitting at the console at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre.

Kristen, not able to contain her excitement, tweeted her news –

The month of March marks Women’s History Month which is the perfect time to create history for women as well. And the spacewalk which is to be conducted this month will focus on the replacement of batteries.

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