HITO – First Female Spacewalk Will Be This Friday

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will carry out the first fully female spacewalk this Friday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported.

The astronauts will leave the International Space Station (EEI) to replace a power c ontroller that broke down over the weekend.

NASA said Koch and Meir will leave the ISS hatch at 11:50 GMT on Friday and their work abroad will be extended for about five and a half hours.

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At first, the entire female spacewalk had been scheduled for last March and Koch and astronaut Anne McClain were going to participate, but it was postponed due to the lack of a suitable suit for one of the two astronauts.

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