NASA astronauts make history with first all-female spacewalk

CNET | 10/18/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch pose for a photo together on the ISS.

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station on Friday for the first ever all-woman spacewalk. Their work officially started at 4:38 a.m. PT. and concluded around 11:50 a.m. PT. NASA streamed it live.

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NASA extended the planned 5.5-hour spacewalk to let the astronauts accomplish some extra maintenance tasks outside the station.

This wasn't the original plan for the historic spacewalk. NASA scrubbed what was supposed to be the first all-female spacewalk in March after a spacesuit sizing problem meant the right suit components weren't available.

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Koch was one of the astronauts scheduled for the previous all-female spacewalk. The other was Anne McClain, who has since returned to Earth. This...
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