First All-Female SpaceWalk Set for Friday
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
It's hard to believe that NASA has been around for 61 years, and tomorrow will be the first all-female spacewalk in NASA history. Women have made spacewalks before, but not with an all just woman crew.
MEET THE ASTRONAUTS
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, were supposed to head into space on Oct. 21, but are now slated to make their trip tomorrow due to issues with the space station's battery charge-discharge unit. Koch and Meir's job is to replace it.
Christina is 40 years old, and an Engineer and she's from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree's from North Carolina State University. She was accepted as an Astronaut by NASA in 2013 and completed her training in 2015. Christina has been on several space missions in the past including:
- Expedition 60
- Soyuz MS-13
- Expedition 61
- Soyuz MS-12
- Expedition 59
- Expedition 62
Jessica is pretty amazing too. She was born and raised in Caribou, Maine. She is 42, and likes to go skiing, hiking, running, cycling, soccer and SCUBA diving. She is also a private pilot and can speak English, Swedish and Russian. She has so many degree's I can barely count them.
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brown University
- Master of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University
- Doctorate in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD)
There were tons of positive comments of excitement and support on Twitter; but I'm always surprised when I find that there's some downer person saying negative things. In this case...women should be home taking care of the kids like his 'broad.' This comment I'm sure coming from someone who doesn't have nearly the number of degree's as either of these women, nor the years of experience in areas of expertise that most of us can't comprehend. Wouldn't it be great if we could all just lift each-other up? Haters gonna hate...oh well.