NASA astronaut Anne McClain tries on her spacesuit along with a little Earth plushie that arrived on the SpaceX Crew Dragon.
PHOTO CREDIT: NASA via CNET
At the end of this month, NASA will be launching its first ever all-female spacewalk. This was originally scheduled for the fall, but now has been pushed up and will close out Women’s History month instead.
Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch are scheduled to suit up and head outside the International Space Station on March 29th. The first woman to walk in space was back in 1984, but it was always alongside a male astronaut. This will be the first all-female spacewalk and a hallmark moment for space history.
I just found out that I’ll be on console providing support for the FIRST ALL FEMALE SPACEWALK with @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_Christina and I can not contain my excitement!!!! #WomenInSTEM #WomenInEngineering #WomenInSpace
— Kristen Facciol (@kfacciol) March 1, 2019
The female astronauts spacewalk is set to last for about seven hours and will be broadcast on NASA TV.