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NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Has Been Planned
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NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Has Been Planned

It is a major advance for ladies. In the event that all works out as expected, on March 29, space explorers on board the International Space Station are booked to lead the first all-female spacewalk. Anne McClain and Christina Koch will wander out together around 240 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth and impact the world forever. Adding to the centrality of their main goal, the spacewalk will happen amid Women's History Month. "It was not orchestrated to be this way," said NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz. "These spacewalks were originally scheduled to take place in the fall — they are to upgrade batteries on the space station." McClain and Koch's spacewalk will be the second of three arranged journeys for Expedition 59, which dispatches one week from now on — what el...