NASA's all-female spacewalk makes history


Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. The women will be replacing faulty equipment on the station's exterior.

"We hope that we can provide an inspiration to everybody, not only women, to everybody that has a big dream and is willing to work hard to make that dream come true", Meir radioed to Trump.

"Station - this is President Donald Trump do you hear me?" Still, NASA pushed the planned fix up from October 21 to Friday.NASA noted the "historical significance of the event."Originally, NASA had planned an all-female spacewalk in March". In 1984, Svetlana Savitskaya, also of the Soviet Union, became the first woman to complete a spacewalk. "For us, this is really just us doing our job".

And Koch will be using helmet camera 18 while Meir uses helmet camera 11. The spacewalk will be broadcasted in its entirety from 6:30 AM EDT on NASA TV and on the agency's website. "Go girls go", two young sisters wrote on a sign in crayon. At the same time, many noted that this will hopefully become routine in the future.

Astronauts conducted two spacewalks last week to replace old batteries that make up the station's solar power network.

On Tuesday, Nasa unveiled a prototype for a new spacesuit that might be worn by the next astronauts on the Moon.

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'What we´re doing now shows all the work in the decades prior from all the women that worked to get us where we are today, ' Meir added. Still, the faulty unit prevents the new lithium-ion batteries from providing additional power to the station.

"We do our best to anticipate the spacesuit sizes that each astronaut will need, based on the spacesuit size they wore in training on the ground, and in some cases (including Anne McClain's) astronauts train in multiple sizes", Brandi Dean with NASA's public affairs office told CNN in March. We are all so proud. He called them his "astrosisters".

"Photos will be much more spectacular once we pass through the hatch", she tweeted.

Koch, a veteran of four spacewalks now, led Friday's excursion. "It's just normal", Meir said in the video. Only 14 women have performed spacewalks, always accompanied by men. However, following her first spacewalk, Koch realised her spacesuit was too large and was uncomfortable to manoeuvre in, and a smaller suit couldn't be configured in time for the history-making event.

Meir was selected by NASA back in 2013.

The NASA "astrosisters" were congratulated on the historic achievement by fellow astronaut Andrew Morgan. They're also both former Girl Scouts. On the other hand, Friday will mark Meir's first spacewalk. It would be nearly 20 years until another woman left Earth's atmosphere - Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982 on the Soyuz T-7 mission. He said he was nervous about the spacewalk, which happened 250 miles above Earth.