March 29th would be a history-making day for women in space. According to the sources, NASA is planning to conduct an all-female spacewalk on 29th of March, 2019. It would be conducted by women who are in the ISS as of now. Anne McClain and Christina Koch would be those incredible women to pioneer the spacewalk, which would be happening around 400 kilometers above the earth.
It should be noted that the event is happening in March, which celebrates Women’s History Month. It must be noted, however, that NASA had not planned the event to coincide with this month, but a few delays had come across. A NASA spokesperson said that the event was supposed to a routine one, taking place at regular intervals.
“It was not orchestrated to be this way. These spacewalks were originally scheduled to take place in the fall — they are to upgrade batteries on the space station,” the spokesperson was quoted saying. In addition to the fact that Anne McClain and Christina Koch would be performing the spacewalk, the overall mission also is being controlled by women, which is great.
“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!!!!,” tweeted Kristen Facciol — who will be controlling the console. Anne McClain is currently residing at the International Space Station but Christine Koch would be joining her soon.
Christine Koch is an electrical engineer who has work experience across the globe and she would be joining the existing ISS team on March 14th. It would be her first flight to space as well. Of course, both of them are excited to do this and believe that this action would inspire thousands of others to take up their dreams about space exploration and engineering.