Later this month, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will become the first all-female spacewalking team, according to CNN's Gianluca Mezzofiore, who confirmed the news with NASA. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch as part of Expedition 59 will carry out the spacewalk on 29th of March.
This week the place company revealed that the first ever all-female spacewalk will take place at the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of this month.
However, she added that assignments and schedules are subject to change.
Koch is due to lift off on March 14 for her first space flight. It will also be one of the three scheduled spacewalks and will take about seven hours. Mary Lawrence will serve as Lead Flight Director and Jackie Kagey will be the lead spacewalk flight controller.
On Earth, another female, Kristen Facciol, will be at the helm of the console, helping guide the spacewalk.
USA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, a member of the International Space Station expedition, attends her final exam at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Feb. 20, 2019.
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"Our honest congrats to all earthlings who have enabled the opening of this next chapter in space exploration", McClain said during a welcoming ceremony for Crew Dragon.
The expedition will comprise six crew members, including the two female astronauts who are scheduled for the spacewalk.
The first woman to walk in space was Svetlana Savitskaya in July 1984 and since 1998, the space station has hosted 213 spacewalks, USA Today reported. Both were members of NASA's 2013 class of astronauts, where four of the eight members were female, and traveled to the ISS over the previous year as part of expedition 58 and 59, respectively.
An all female NASA crew will do a scheduled spacewalk on March 29. But women are finally pulling ahead in the space race.
McClain, is a major in the US Army and a pilot.
Russian Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space in 1963.
The two astronauts making history have impressive resumes.