A case of “better late than never?” Maybe. Either way, how great that this year’s celebration of “International Women’s Day” comes with some very cool news out of NASA: that the first all-female spacewalk is scheduled to take place this month.
NASA says that two women astronauts and two female ground flight directors will make history on March 29th. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will leave the International Space Station for a scheduled seven hours-long operation that typically includes making repairs and upgrades.
They'll be assisted by Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol at NASA's Mission Control in Houston. The specifics of what they'll be doing has not been announced.