NASA cancels first ‘women only’ spacewalk citing lack of space-suits

McClain will be replaced by a male astronaut who will join Koch on the mission outside the International Space station.

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March 26, 2019 16:40
NASA cancels first ‘women only’ spacewalk citing lack of space-suits

The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Anne McClain of the U.S. walks from a hotel for a pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan December 3, 2018.. (photo credit: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV / REUTERS)

 
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US astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were meant to go outside their spaceship on the first ever ‘all women’ spacewalk on Friday, the mission was cancelled as the space agency realized it does not have two women-size space-suits, the Guardian reported.

McClain will be replaced by a male astronaut who will join Koch on the mission outside the International Space station. The goal of the mission is to replace batteries.

The first Jewish woman in space was the late Judith Resnik, she perished in the 1986 Challenger disaster.

Two other known Jewish women served as astronauts, Marsha Ivins and Ellen S. Baker, both Jewish-Americans. 


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