NASA Announces the First All-Female Spacewalk During Women’s History Month

08 March, 2019, 17:10 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Although not intentional this news does show the growth in the number of female astronauts on the ISS in recent years.
¦ Pixabay

McClain is also set to conduct a spacewalk a week earlier with fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague.

The US space agency Nasa said astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain will walk outside the International Space Station on 29 March on a mission to replace batteries installed last summer. This will be a true reality and a big achievement in the history of NASA to have a complete unmanned team to undertake their project. Koch, who has a background in electrical engineering and physics, will launch into space on March 14 and join McClain at the ISS. NASA says spacewalks are conducted for repairs, testing equipment and conducting experiments.

She helped pave the way for femmes like Judith Resnik and Christa McAuliffe (who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion), as well as Kathryn Sullivan (the first American woman to walk in space) and a growing number of female explorers around the world.

It's a routine outing, and the first of three planned for this particular series, but this one is special for reasons beyond the mission itself - it's the first ever all-female spacewalk.

"As now scheduled, the March 29 spacewalk will be the first with only women", NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz told CNN.

People & Profit - Brexit, etc: European growth hit by political uncertainty
Booming exports should buoy the economy to see a 2.3-percent growth in 2020, the OECD said . The U.S. forecast was trimmed 0.1 percentage points to a still-robust 2.6 percent.


Zion Williamson’s Injury Likely To Sideline Star For Duke-North Carolina Rematch
They then preview the rematch of the season as Duke readies to visit North Carolina Saturday night. Without Zion Williamson and Tre Jones on the floor, Duke's depth is taking a serious hit.


Ariana Grande and Starbucks announce new drink the Cloud Macchiato
Those who believe the collaboration is a ploy to commercialize feminism will take a hard pass on the cloud-like drinks. We provide our community with the opportunity to share their opinions and vote on topics that matter most to them.


A spacewalk, also known as "extravehicular activity" (EVA), is a broad term that applies to any time an astronaut exits a vehicle while in space.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space in 1963 - just two years after the first man. They'll be guided from the ground by flight director Mary Lawrence, and flight controllers Jackie Kagey and Kristen Facciol, according to CNN.

During spacewalks, astronauts spend an extended period of time on the exterior of the International Space Station.

Both were members of NASA's 2013 class of astronauts, where four of the eight members were female, and traveled to the ISS over the past year as part of expedition 58 and 59, respectively.

Koch and McClain's seven-hour spacewalk will be broadcast on NASA TV later this month. Russian cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya, who was the second female astronaut, became the first woman to walk in space in 1984 while testing a fix method.

Recommended:

  • ISS Crew Member Earth Continues Work Aboard the Station

    ISS Crew Member Earth Continues Work Aboard the Station

    It carried approximately 400 pounds of equipment, food and other supplies the astronauts need in order to continue their work. Canadian station astronaut David Saint-Jacques was the first to enter the Dragon when it arrived and the last to leave.
    European Union  condemns Saudi Arabia for actions against human rights

    European Union condemns Saudi Arabia for actions against human rights

    But Abizaid said the Trump administration believes strongly that USA support should continue. U.S. lawmakers zeroed in on Khashoggi's murder during the Senate hearings on Wednesday.
    'Rape Day' video game won't be available on Steam

    'Rape Day' video game won't be available on Steam

    We then have to make a judgement call about any risk it puts to Valve , our developer partners, or our customers. In a statement posted on Steam, the company confirmed Rape Day would not be coming to the online store.
  • Arrow Ending With Final, Abbreviated Season 8

    Arrow Ending With Final, Abbreviated Season 8

    I really enjoyed the first four seasons of the show, but it seemed to lose what made it special as the seasons went on. Other " Arrowverse " shows such as Supergirl , The Flash and Batwoman are also filmed in Vancouver.
    Finally with Captain Marvel the franchise gets a complex female superhero

    Finally with Captain Marvel the franchise gets a complex female superhero

    The film was incredible , the young reporter answered, adding she loved that Larson was playing an "empowering female" role model. She can certainly see why people would get into becoming a WWE Superstar because training and fighting is "such a thrill".
    Broncos trading Case Keenum to Redskins

    Broncos trading Case Keenum to Redskins

    Denver will receive a sixth-round pick in the deal, the report says. 9News in Denver's Mike Klis reports details of the trade. He was made expendable after the team traded for Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this off-season.
  • Passengers injured after

    Passengers injured after "extreme" wind hits Norwegian cruise ship

    In January 2018 the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship made headlines after it sailed through a so-called bomb cyclone winter storm . Passengers described that moment, which lasted about five to ten minutes, as 'terrifying'.
    PS4 Remote Play app now available on iOS

    PS4 Remote Play app now available on iOS

    The app will allow PS4 owners to not only navigate around the UI using their iPhone but also play PS4 games right on their phone. Through the iOS app, PlayStation 4 Remote Play users have full access to their entire PlayStation 4 console, not just games.
    Messi Returns to Argentina Squad as Aguero and Icardi Miss Out

    Messi Returns to Argentina Squad as Aguero and Icardi Miss Out

    Scaloni said " Messi prefers to come than to rest", despite the demands of a heavy fixture list for his club. It is not the first time Messi has made a comeback from global retirement.
  • New Patent Reveals Samsung’s Completely Wireless TV Design

    New Patent Reveals Samsung’s Completely Wireless TV Design

    This is not the first time that Samsung sets the fad making them one of the most prolific TV manufacturers across the globe. In addition, the power transceiver is provided with a double coil, which is wound in opposite directions.
    State Lawmaker Plans Bill To End Daylight Saving Time In PA

    State Lawmaker Plans Bill To End Daylight Saving Time In PA

    The goal, officials have long said, has been to make the best use of daylight and conserve as much energy as possible. Daylight saving time begins Sunday morning, meaning the time will jump from will turn from 1:59 a.m.to 3 a.m.
    Kieran Read to end New Zealand career and move to Japan

    Kieran Read to end New Zealand career and move to Japan

    Read says he will look back on his New Zealand Rugby career at the end of the year with pride. So that will be hard when I get to that point", said the 2013 World Rugby Player of the Year.


Popular

Hundreds of ISIL fighters surrender in east Syria
On Wednesday, a senior SDF commander said that about 400 ISIL fighters were captured as they tried to leave the enclave. Officials believe the end of the caliphate is near once the US and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberate the town.

North Korea denuclearisation still achievable in Trump's first term
The president later said on Wednesday he would be "disappointed" if the North restarted its nuclear and missile programmes. He added that North Korea was continuing to enrich uranium, an ingredient of nuclear warheads.

Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after controversial Champions League win
The pair were known to have a solid relationship with each other even before the Belgian completed his move to Old Trafford. Poor lad - you suspect it's going to take Mbappe and his PSG teammates a long time to recover from the United defeat.

Federation Internationale de Football Association confirm Chelsea appeal against transfer ban
Should the FIFA Appeal Committee throw out the appeal, the club could escalate their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Chelsea were found guilty of breaching rules on signing foreign minors are were fined £460,000 on top of the ban.

Whisky tops the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index with 40% annual growth
Bengaluru will be the front runner in this race, with the most number of UHNWIs, with an expected growth of 40 percent. The firm believes that despite a darkening global economic outlook, wealth creation will remain a constant in 2019.

Chelsea vs. Dynamo Kiev - Football Match Report
Performances have improved since then, however, with back-to-back victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham reviving Chelsea's challenge for a top-four spot.

Israeli Spacecraft Sends Selfie Images 23,000 Miles Above Earth
Get our weekly newsletter directly in your inbox! A plaque reads Small Country, Big Dreams and The People Of Israel Live.

Killer dad Chris Watts' chilling prison cell confession revealed
Attorney Steven Lambert said Watts' 4-year-old daughter walked in as Watts was wrapping up his wife's body in a blanket. He was arrested within days and later pleaded guilty in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty.

Real Madrid disintegrate in humiliating 4-1 loss to Ajax Amsterdam
AS also quoted Telegraph in another report, saying that Jose Mourinho's return to Real Madrid next season is nearly 100% certain. Zidane guided Real to three successive Champions League titles but resigned last summer amid disagreements over transfer policy.

Nick Jonas and brothers spent a year 'doing therapy' before reunion
At first it was a little rough going for my youngest daughter Valentina'. "And this just became an ongoing joke". I'm not sure Priyanka loved it at first, but they're cool now'.