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Two NASA astronauts to conduct first all-female spacewalk

3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 October 18, 2019 8:02 AM October 18, 2019 in News
Source: USA Today
Astronauts Christina Koch, left and Jessica Meir Photo: CNN

Two astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, are scheduled to venture outside of the International Space Station for the first all-female spacewalk.

According to USA Today, the spacewalk is set for Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:50 a.m. ET. 

The astronauts will first set their suits to battery power and exit the Quest airlock.

Koch and Meir will replace a faulty power controller on the orbiting spacecraft.

Koch had been scheduled to conduct the first all-female spacewalk with Anne McClain in March, but the two astronauts both required medium-size suits, and there was only one available. 

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