NASA completes the first female spacewalk


Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conducted the first all female space walk on Oct. 18th, 2019. The space walk started at 7:38 a.m and lasted a total of 7 hours and 17 minutes. “It’s really interesting for us,” Meir told Teacher’s Discovery. “This is just us doing our job. We’ve been training for six years, so it’s coming up here and doing our job. At the same time, we recognize that it is a historic achievement and we want to give credit to the women who came before us. We have followed in their footsteps to get where are today.” This is the second attempt at an all female space walk since another was canceled in March. The purpose of this NASA Mission is to replace solar array batteries and upgrade them to lithium batteries and to refurbish the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. 

For more information, see this more recent article from Staff Writer Sanjana Mayenkar.