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With the first all-female spacewalk on the horizon, Women's History Month is set for an out-of-this-world finale


WASHINGTON (CIRCA via MOBIUS.LAB) — On March 29, history will be made with the first all-female spacewalk.

Expedition 59 includes the first all-female crew to make its way outside the International Space Station. Anne McClain and Christina Koch are the two lady astronauts from NASA.

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.

With more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, there are likely to be more firsts for females.


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