First All-Female Spacewalk Scheduled for March 29

The First Ever All-Women Spacewalk Is Scheduled For This Month

The First Ever All-Women Spacewalk Is Scheduled For This Month

In each mission, two astronauts suit up and leave the station, with support from crew members. Charting history, Christine Koch and Anne McClain will start out together almost 240 miles above the Earth. Posting an incredible shot of the view from inside the cabin of a NASA aircraft, McClain captioned: "Yes buddy, that's your Mother Earth".

Kristen Faccio from the Canadian Space Agency will provide the necessary ground support, which she'll do from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Faccio Tweeted she's over the moon about being part of the historic spacewalk.

The announcement was tweeted by Facciol herself on first of March: "I just found out that I'll be on console providing support for the FIRST ALL-FEMALE SPACEWALK with @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_Christina and I cannot contain my excitement!" "And I cannot contain my excitement!" Shortly after Savitskaya's spacewalk, NASA astronaut Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan became the first American women to perform an extra-vehicular activity during Space Shuttle Challenger mission.

The new crew members will dock to the Rassvet module at 9:07 p.m. Expedition 59 will begin officially at the time of docking. She also suggested that plans, including assignments, may still change depending on the circumstances. But McClain and Koch, not to mention the rest of the Expedition 59 team, are ready and anticipant.

"As now scheduled, the March 29th spacewalk will be the first with only women", NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz told CNN in an emailed statement confirming the mission.

Koch and McClain both graduated from the 2013 class at NASA which consisted of half women and half men. Fifty percent are women.

Nasa has kept the world on its toes by announcing that they have organized and will execute an All woman Space Walk on the 29th of March 2019.

NASA television coverage of the 29 March spacewalk is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. GMT, and it's expected to last for about 7 hours.

Hague and Ovchinin are completing a journey that was cut short October 11, when a booster separation problem with their Soyuz rocket's first stage triggered a launch abort two minutes into the flight. McClain is also set to conduct a spacewalk a week earlier with fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague.

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