The first American woman to spacewalk was Kathryn D. Sullivan on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G on October 11, 1984.
The US space agency Nasa said astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain will walk outside the International Space Station on 29 March on a mission to replace batteries installed last summer. Russian cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya, who was the second female astronaut, became the first woman to walk in space in 1984 while testing a fix method.
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While having the first women-only spacewalk was exciting, the more common sentiment around NASA was that it is more important that it not be the only one, Schierholz said.More news: Trump Mocks Hillary For Not Running Against Him
If all goes as scheduled, Expedition 59 astronauts Anne McClain (left) and Christina Koch (right) will lead a roughly seven-hour spacewalk to attend tasks on the orbiting lab's exterior, starting at 6:30 a.m. (ET). "And, of course, assignments and schedules could always change".
"It was not orchestrated to be this way; these spacewalks were originally scheduled to take place in the fall", Schierholz continued.
Jackie Kagey will be the lead spacewalk flight controller, HuffPost reported, and she will be joined by lead flight director Mary Lawrence and engineer Kristen Facciol at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
McClain and Koch will be replacing batteries that were installed a year ago, according to Gizmodo.More news: Priyanka to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video soon
Facciol tweeted about the historic event on Friday. This is going to be the first time in space for McClain and the first spaceflight for Koch.
She has also posted many pictures from space showing her preparation for the walk.
On March 29, in the last minutes of twilight before the sun rises over the United States, two NASA astronauts will embark on a history-making excursion outside the International Space Station. This will be a true reality and a big achievement in the history of NASA to have a complete unmanned team to undertake their project.More news: Alex Telles' extra-time penalty sends Porto into Champions League last eight