“The first all-female spacewalk has officially been scheduled for October 21, 2019, for astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir after a previous attempt was postponed because of “spacesuit availability.”
NASA announced the news Friday (via NBC News) and confirmed that there will be a series of 10 planned spacewalks, calling it a “spacewalk bonanza.” The series will begin next week and will continue over the next three months, “a cadence that has not been experienced since the assembly of the space station was completed in 2011,” NASA said in a tweet.
“It’s a really busy time,” Kirk Shireman, NASA’s program manager for the space station, said in a news briefing. ‘It’ll be exciting and fun. We’re looking forward to it.’”
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