First ever all-female Astronauts Spacewalk

Astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain to make history by conducting first-ever all-female spacewalk, on 29 March.

For the first time NASA’s all-female astronauts will perform a spacewalk at the International Space Station, on March 29.

Above, NASA astronaut Anne McClain.  Image credit NASA/Elizabeth Weissinger

Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out a spacewalk about 250 miles above Earth and make history.

First ever all-female Astronauts Spacewalk

On their mission to replace batteries installed last summer, Canadian Space Agency flight controller Kristen Facciol will provide support from the ground.

NASA spokesperson told CNN:

“It was not orchestrated to be this way; these spacewalks were originally scheduled to take place in the fall. In addition to the two female spacewalkers, the Lead Flight Director is Mary Lawrence, and Jackie Kagey (also a woman), is the lead EVA (spacewalk) flight controller.”