WASHINGTON (CIRCA via MOBIUS.LAB) — On March 29, history will be made with the first all-female spacewalk.
Earth’s 3rd day started with getting the blood (plasma?) pumping! First the treadmill, then weights - he even got some deadlifts in with me. It is important to exercise every day, not just for our muscles but also to protect our bones from losing density in microgravity. pic.twitter.com/gIsiKt4K8S— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 6, 2019
Spacewalks allow astronauts to work outside on their spacecraft, conduct experiments and test new equipment in space.
It's been 35 years since a woman first walked in space; Svetlana Savitskaya was the first woman to ever walk in space in 1984.
There have been 213 spacewalks since 1998, but this is the first time both astronauts are women. Flight controller Kristen Facciol, of the Canadian Space Agency, adds to the girl power.
This marks McClain's first time in space and Koch's first spaceflight.
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