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First All-Female Spacewalk During Women’s History Month

A first for women in space?

What better timing than March 29th, during Women’s History Month.

That’s when astronauts aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to conduct the first all-

female space walk.  Yes, it just so happens the astronauts venturing out together about 240 miles above

Earth are finally women – Anne McClain and Christina Koch. Women will be at the controls as well – Mary

Lawrence will serve as lead flight director and Jackie Kagey will be the lead spacewalk controller.

 

Turns out it wasn’t orchestrated to be this way.  According to NASA,  these spacewalks were originally

scheduled to take place in the fall and are meant to upgrade batteries on the space station.  Astronaut

Christina Koch noted  the importance of conducting her mission during Women’s History Month, calling

it a unique opportunity…”and I hope that I’m able to inspire folks that might be watching.”

 

Read more on the mission at https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/03/07/first-all-female-spacewalk-will-take-place-during-womens-history-month/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.55ecd57027e5

For additional background on women’s history month, click on https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2019-theme-and-nomination/