NASA astronauts complete their first-ever female spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS)

The two female astronauts of NASA, Jessica Meir, and Christina Koch become successful in their first female spacewalk mission. The spacewalk took place on Friday, October 18, around 12:40 PM BST, at the International Space Station (ISS).

The main goal to initiate the all-female spacewalk mission was to replace the power controller which was not working well, on the port truss of the space station. 

The task of the female astronauts was to replace a battery unit that stopped working on October 11, after the installation of the lithium-ion batteries on the exterior part of the space station. 

Though NASA has previously set out for 221 space missions, the all-female spacewalk was the first time to happen. Andrew Morgan, the renowned astronaut, congratulated NASA’s Astro sisters for achieving historical success.

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Mr. Morgan, who happens to be the colleague of Jessica Meir, and Christina Koch, also congratulated with a tweet. He expressed his moment of pride for his Astro sisters and also said how lucky he is, to be a part of the team during the training period, who created history. 

Reportedly, Mrs. Koch was previously scheduled with Anne McCain to leave the ISS in the month of March, but however, the mission was called off due to the crisis of adequately-sized spacesuits. After that, she set off for her fourth spacewalk on October 18, while it was the first spacewalk for Ms. Meir. 


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