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Historic female mission outside space station


The NASA astronauts, electric engineer, Christina Kosh and physiologist, Jessica Meir, scored a landmark achievement on January 18 completing an all-female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the international space station. Noting that many female astronauts have partaken in similar missions within the vicinity of the facility but were always escorted by their male peers. To recall, Kosh has participated in four missions, but this was the first for Meir, bringing the number of women spacewalkers outside of a space station to 15. Koch and Meir landed with NASA’s space jacket 11:38 GMT in a 7-hour mission. It is worth mentioning that the first woman to work outside of a space station was Russian astronaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1984. (An Nahar, October 17, 2019)

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